Planning permission has been granted for a major new student accommodation scheme in Nottingham’s Southside Regeneration Area, on Traffic Street, that will offer a total of 297 bedrooms.

The site is currently occupied by a parking area and two industrial units that will be demolished to make way for the development. Planning Permission was secured by Urban Developments (York) Ltd’s Engage student brand, which are both part of York based Urban Group (York) Ltd.

The part five and part six storey scheme has been designed by Leeds based Brewster Bye Architects. It will offer a mix of cluster apartments and studios, as well as a wide range of amenities and facilities including study rooms, a communal lounge, gym, cinema, laundry facilities and cycle storage. Work on the scheme is scheduled to commence in 2022.

Brendon Hutchinson, managing director of Urban Group (York) Ltd, said: “Securing planning permission for this scheme, which is within easy reach of the city’s universities, is great news for the development team and Nottingham’s Southside Regeneration Area as a whole.

“It will become a key phase in the area’s masterplan and will offer Nottingham’s expanding student population exceptional homes with superb facilities, as well as bringing hundreds of socially and economically active students into this part of the city centre.”

Andrew Chapman, from Brewster Bye Architects, said: “Nottingham City Council examined the plans in detail during the pre-application process and their feedback and strong design emphasis all contributed to the success of this planning application.

“The council focussed on the bigger picture and proactively considered how an attractive and well-designed development would fit into the area’s wider masterplan, as well as the positive benefits it would create for Traffic Street. We’re extremely pleased to have led this scheme through such a prompt and efficient planning process.”