Taking student living to the next level with a Picturehouse, Bistro and Zero Waste shop
Following on from our four previous schemes delivered for Fusion Students in Cardiff, Nottingham and Hatfield, Stride Treglown was appointed to lead the Interior Design for their latest developments in Sheffield and Swansea.
Fusion Swansea offers approx. 790 beds varying from self-contained studios to shared facility accommodation. As with all our Fusion schemes, the Swansea site provides students with a variety of places to study and socialise in a homely, premium environment.
Inspiration for the design was found through undertaking research of the local area as well as Swansea’s history:
- Coastal location and proximity to numerous beaches.
- Thriving art and theatre scene.
- Industrial heritage, being known as ‘Copperopolis’.
The Swansea scheme comprises of soft, pastel colours paired with curved detailing to the furniture and fittings to create a welcoming and playful atmosphere, well-suited to this fun coastal city.
The Swansea site offers the same fantastic facilities that have been well-loved at previous Fusion schemes such as a karaoke room, gaming rooms and private dining facilities. A few of the key areas with unique character include:
The Picturehouse is a dedicated cinema room inspired by retro cinemas, popcorn machines and vintage film. The space provides plush, comfortable seating for students to get together and watch a film with friends. A refreshment point is provided for Fusion to display a food and drink offer. A built-in frame on the wall will allow film posters and events to be advertised.
Zero waste shop
Combined with the ground floor tea point is a zero-waste style shop. This includes re-fillable wall mounted food dispensers where students can stock up on kitchen essentials whilst also reducing their plastic waste.
Providing the perfect space for students to host both elaborate dinner parties or gather for a takeaway away from the flat. The bistro has a soft, feminine yet sophisticated feel. The pale timber cabinets and pastel wallcovering contract with the bold feature flooring. The pink themed room is intended to inspire a sense of light-hearted fun and create an opportunity to take pictures with friends.
The scheme is due for completion in summer 2021, ready for students to move in for the new academic year in September.