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Regents Cottages Student Accommodation

Communal Student Living

As part of the ongoing successful relationship with BlackRock, AWW was appointed to develop a new student accommodation design within an established area of student housing in Plymouth. Regents Cottages will offer 193 student rooms. Five-six ensuite bedrooms with communal living spaces are arranged in 36 cluster flats, and three self-contained studio flats.

The building has been designed to be a contemporary addition to the architectural fabric of the city centre, with flat roofs, clean lines and a reduced palette of materials. It is set on a long narrow site with a 4m fall from north to south. Energy usage is minimised by providing a highly insulated and air tight building. Energy generating photovoltaic panels have also been installed, covering the entire roof.

“The site is ideally located for student housing. The site was once inhabited by derelict buildings yielding little architectural value to the community. We saw an opportunity to create a design that stitches into the surrounding fabric. The building has been designed to be a contemporary addition to the architectural fabric of the city centre. Flat roofs, clean lines and a reduced palette of materials contribute to an elegant, uncluttered design.”

Ian Sanders

Project Specification

£7.5 million
Plymouth
2014 - ongoing
Ian Sanders