Approval for Holborn student housing scheme

News — 01 Feb 2022

A new build student housing scheme, Holborn Viaduct, was today [1 Feb 2022] approved by The City of London Corporation’s Planning and Transportation Committee. The consent followed a strong officer’s recommendation in favour of the scheme.

The project, for the Dominvs Group, will provide 644 student beds, of which over 35% will be affordable, for The London School of Economics (LSE) who are seeking to expand their accommodation offer across the Square Mile.

Working alongside Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects, the site will also enhance the local public realm reinstating pedestrian access to the Museum of London and cultural amenities.

The development will target BREEAM Excellent and has been designed to be climate resilient – including urban greening and water saving measures – with the aim of reducing operational carbon emissions.