A JV's proposal for a derelict brownfield site in Loughborough will provide 541 student bedrooms in a nine-story building, ready for the 2027/28 academic year. The development will feature outdoor amenity space, a spa-led recovery facility, and study spaces with a library. It will also target BREEAM Excellent accreditation and deliver a 143% biodiversity net gain. The planning application was submitted after consultation with local residents and Loughborough University.
Samuel Castle, partner at Tri7, said: “Our vision for this new scheme, crafted through comprehensive community engagement, will establish beautiful new homes for students in Loughborough, a town with one of the UK’s most prestigious universities. Particularly given the attractiveness of student housing, especially in town and city centres that are also home to Russell Group universities, this high-quality development is an exciting opportunity, and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with Fusion Group, the council, and the community to deliver it.”
Ben Henry, acquisitions director at Fusion Group, said: “Serving the student population of Loughborough, our plans will provide much-needed, wellbeing-focused housing that is designed for positive living. With an on-site spa-led recovery facility and sector-leading study spaces, this best-in-class scheme is the product of both what people in the community told us they wanted and of Fusion and Tri7’s expertise in the student housing sector. Starting the year as we mean to go on, we can’t wait to put spades in the ground and to welcome our first residents in time for the 2027/28 academic year.”
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