Crosslane Student Developments have announced that they have submitted a planning application in order to build a student accommodation building in Swansea. The designs for the purpose built structure has been submitted, and the location of the prospective development is The Kingsway in Swansea. It is thought that the gross development value of the Student accommodation project would be in the region of £24 million. The plans depict a six storey building that in one corner will reach 11 storeys. If the plans get approved, the student accommodation will provide space for 311 beds and should be completed by the 2019/2020 academic year.
Prime Student Living is the student accommodation lettings and operation management aspect of the Crosslane business and it is thought that the Student Living arm will be responsible for making sure that the student accommodation reaches full occupancy before the completion of the project. The proposed site for the development is on the north west side of the city centre and it is thought that the location on The Kingsway is a short distance from the primary shopping area and the main train station. The site is currently a car ark and a restaurant, and Crosslane want to turn the site in to a high standard collection of student accommodation.
The plans depict 28 self-contained studio apartments and then 283 en-suite cluster flats that will have between five and nine bedrooms. Also part of the development is a private courtyard that is expected to be landscaped as well as communal areas and a bicycle storage and reception. There will also be a retail unit attached on to the development that will open up on to the Kingsway.
Swansea has around 21,000 students staying in the city and attending the city’s two universities: The University of Swansea and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Both of the universities have pledged to put investment in to expanding their campuses.