Student Tower for River Street

24th Nov 2017

Planning permission was secured in 2013 for a 42-storey 600-apartment tower, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, but construction of this scheme never began owing to funding issues.

Forshaw Land & Property then took an option on the site and lodged a fresh planning application in 2015, which was approved later that year. The application, which included the renamed SimpsonHaugh and Turley in its professional team, aimed to reduce the number of apartments from 600 to 420.

The 42-storey tower was to include 19 three-bedroom, 269-two bedroom and 142-one bedroom apartments for private rent, alongside a restaurant and café. These plans were never progressed and Forshaw’s option of the site lapsed.

The application will look to deliver a similar style of building, albeit with a different mix of uses internally, with the height of the building also set to be reduced.

The plot, between River Street and Garwood Street, is currently occupied by a concrete frame for an unfinished residential block which was abandoned in 2005.

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