Crosslane Student Developments submits planning application in Coventry for 583 bed student accommodation development

Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, is pleased to announce that it has submitted its first planning application in Coventry, to deliver a 583 bed purpose-built student accommodation development on Friar’s Road.

Proposals are to develop the site into a new purpose-built, high specification 19 storey student accommodation scheme, comprising 140 studios and 443 en-suite cluster flats and significant dedicated communal areas, including a common room, along with study room, gym, cinema and kitchen-dining room for entertaining as well as a private outdoor courtyard.

The site is located at the junction of Friar’s Road and St Patrick’s Road, within the city’s main ring road, just to the south of Coventry city centre and a short walk to Coventry University campus, the city’s main shopping centre and train station.

Coventry University is already the fastest growing university in the UK by student enrolment and the University has recently committed to significant investment in its facilities and buildings over the next five years, which is expected to further increase student applications. Demand for well-located, premium purpose-built student accommodation in the city continues to increase leading to a significant supply-demand imbalance.

Mike Moran, Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said:

“Crosslane is delighted to have submitted its first planning application for a student accommodation development in Coventry. The proposed scheme is right in the heart of the city centre and a short walk to Coventry University. At 583 beds, the scheme would be a significant contribution to easing the supply/demand fundamentals which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in the city.