A unit purpose-built student accommodation scheme (PBSA) was planned and submitted by Godwin Developments comprising 692-units. The proposal reveals the construction plan at a former Royal mail sorting office site in Nottingham city centre.
Nottingham City Council received these plans in April 2021 along with the proposal to demolish the current disused and significantly degraded building. It is noticed that the building has been vacant for almost 20 years.
The new plan reveals a new contemporary scheme, varying from 12 to 15 storeys in height. With the new development being named as the Bendigo Building, it will consist of a mix of modern apartments of four, five and six-bedroom clusters and also disabled studio rooms.
A range of indoor amenities are in the plan, including a spacious resident’s lounge and reception area, a gym, study and games rooms. It will also feature a fully landscaped courtyard garden with outdoor seating, recreational and outdoor exercise equipment.
The other amenities in the housing plan are basement parking for 55 vehicles and 312 cycle storage spaces. Also, there are two commercial units located on the ground floor which have been proposed as an additional amenity for residents and the neighboring community.