Our proposal for new student accommodation on a sensitive site in one of Canterbury’s Conservation Areas has been approved by Canterbury City Council.
The contemporary scheme takes the form of a traditional collegiate quadrangle with a large entrance building arranged with terraced houses creating an internal courtyard with ground floor common areas and amenity space.
The design recognises and responds to the wider context of the site on the Southern approach to the City Centre in an area of traditional two storey pitched roof houses – and within the influence and sight lines of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Canterbury Cathedral.
Director David King-Smith said: “The project has been carefully conceived to be a meaningful and memorable intervention on a former dairy site at this important gateway to the City Centre. The building forms are influenced by indigenous architectural arrangements and are arranged to form a central courtyard space whilst managing the varied built and open context within the Alma Place Conservation Area’
“We are delighted by the decision of the planning committee and we look forward to delivering the project with the wider team.”
The proposal provides 194 student homes. The client is CSQ Ltd.