Plans submitted for Leamington Student Accommodation and Coworking Center
Developer HG Living submits plans for new Leamington student housing scheme and creative coworking hub
The Warwick District Council (WDC) has estimated that around 5,800 students currently live in Leamington Spa, but less than 20% are housed in purpose-built student accommodation.
The development will include a 328-bed student accommodation scheme and a creative center comprising 18,392 square feet of coworking space as well as a cafe.
Leamington Student Housing and Coworking Center Scheme Includes Sustainable Features
- on-site sustainable energy production
- rainwater harvesting
- sustainable travel infrastructure
- large-scale tree planting and landscaping.
The coworking center will offer flexible spaces for start-ups and new businesses, with the potential to create 135 potential jobs.
The architecture will reflect industrial warehousing and the canal
The architecture will reflect the industrial and canal side warehouse and integrate high quality public spaces to become a focal point of the canal crossing, encouraging pedestrians and cyclists to use it.
Rob Greaves, Director of HG Living, said: “We are delighted to submit plans after several months of pre-planning work and community outreach.
“We have undertaken a long period of engagement with District and County Council and residents to present our proposals to transform the site in line with the Creative Quarter vision for the region.
“Our proposals offer a unique opportunity to revitalize the region and boost the local economy.
“We would like to thank local residents and other stakeholders for taking the time to provide constructive feedback on our projects to date.
“In the meantime, we are committed to keeping the local community informed as the development application progresses, and we encourage residents to contact us if they have any questions.