Planning granted for Bristol’s first purpose-built combined student and co-living scheme

19th December 2019

Yesterday, Bristol City Council voted unanimously at committee to grant planning permission for Bristol’s first purpose-built combined co-living and student living scheme.

Located on Unity Street in Old Market, our scheme for Summix Capital Ltd comprises 189 student rooms and 102 co-living studios, with generous ground floor flexible co-working spaces.

Co-living is a relatively new term in the housing market. The concept is targeted at young professionals with a focus towards community and convenience. Residents will have access to fully furnished private studio bedrooms and will share generous communal areas such as lounges, kitchens, laundry facilities and outdoor amenity spaces, as well as a 24 hour concierge service.

Taking inspiration from the area’s industrial heritage, three distinct brick buildings are set within large landscaped courtyards, providing opportunity for positive placemaking and a new and vibrant destination.

With its city centre location just five minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads, the project stands to be a future flagship example for this new housing model.

Take a walk through the scheme.

If you’d like to find out more about this project, please get in touch with Kieran Lilley, Head of Student Living.