Client: The Dominvs Group
Size: 22,349 sq m GIA
Status: Planning consent granted Feb.2022
A new build student housing scheme which 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 and cultural amenities including a new viaduct connecting Holborn Viaduct and Snow Hill, as well as a gateway to the new Museum of London at Smithfield’s. The public will also have access to a roof terrace offering panoramic views across the east of the city towards St Paul’s Cathedral.
The completed project will give students access to an on-site cafe/bar, cinema room, music rooms, games area and gym.
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.