Plans for a 702-person student accommodation site have been submitted to Nottingham City Council.

The application has been made as part of the recent development to The Island Quarter by Conygar, a site owned since 2016.

The 702-bed purpose-built student accommodation has been designed by DAY Architects and includes a variety of rental spaces from studios to cluster living.

Accommodation on offer will include high-level sky lounges that offer projected views across the city and a pavilion with views onto a private courtyard space that will provide the opportunity for working, socialising, dining and exercising.

Building student accommodation will support The Island Quarter’s plans for intergenerational living across the site, with rental apartments forming part of phase 1B – which is currently in for planning – and future plans for family housing.

Christopher Ware, property director at Conygar, who submitted the plans, said the new application was an “exciting step” for The Island Quarter development.

He added: “Nottingham has a fantastic reputation as a university city, and the growth of the student population over the last few years reflects that.

“Our aim for The Island Quarter is true intergenerational living, with housing and accommodation that works for all.

“One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic has been that people of all ages are reassessing their relationship with where they live, and we want to create places and spaces where people can live, work and thrive.”

It is the most recent case of more student accommodation being planned for Nottingham.

More properties are set to be built at York House, on the corner of Mansfield Road and Union Road, and will open to students in time for the 2021/22 academic year.

Nottingham City Council’s Planning Committee will next meet on May 25.

(Lead Image: Conygar)