Latest scheme for the University of Kent obtains planning permission

David Morley Architect's scheme for the latest student housing development at University of Kent obtained planning permission at a committee meeting last night.  

The application comprised three main elements; student accommodation comprising 797 student bed spaces, a central hub containing administration, catering and welfare facilities and a new access road off University Road.

The student accommodation is proposed within a series of 'cluster blocks' and 'town houses'. The cluster blocks comprise 8 and 9 person flats and are four storeys in height while the town houses are proposed in clusters of 9 person (three storey) and 12 person (four storey) houses. The hub will be two storeys cut into the slope of the ground with the main entrance at the upper ground floor level. A green roof is proposed for this building.

The current indicative programme is looking to achieve completion for September 2014.