Student flats set to regenerate parts of Swansea

Sector: Education

News

Location: Swansea

Planning permission for a development of up to 11 storeys of purpose-built student accommodation in Swansea has been approved.

Pegasus Group, on behalf of Watkin Jones Group, secured permission from Swansea Council for the redevelopment of Ty Nant, High Street, Swansea.

Ty Nant - student accommodation

The application was submitted in May 2021 and Councillors resolved to grant permission subject to the S106 agreement in early August 2021, with the S106 being completed in mid-August.

The approved plans comprise construction of a building ranging in height from 5 up to 11 storeys and offering 370 units of purpose-built managed student accommodation. The accommodation will be a mix of cluster flats and studios.

Ty Nant - student accommodation

The plans also include associated amenity space, cycle and car parking, landscaping and access.

In a report recommending the plans for approval, officers said: “The proposed development would represent a significant regeneration of this site and aims to make a contribution to the growing demand for Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in Swansea.

“The benefits of this development include regeneration, retaining an active frontage at ground floor level within the development and would further seek to discourage antisocial behaviour in the area. The fact that the scheme is in a highly sustainable location and is to offer off-site improvements to walking and cycling in the area shifts the material planning balance in favour of support for this application.”

Ty Nant - student accommodation

Fergus Sykes - PlannerFergus Sykes, Associate Planner from Pegasus Group’s Bristol office, said: “We were very pleased to be involved in this successful application for new purpose-built managed student accommodation in Swansea.

The team worked positively with multiple professional service providers to pull together a robust, comprehensive pack of documentation in support of the application.

Prior to this, the team also undertook extensive and positive pre-application discussions with Swansea Council and the Design Commission for Wales that helped shape the proposals to create an extremely high-quality, sustainable development that responds excellently to the site’s context.”

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