Balfour Beatty Investments unveil plans for Coventry Student Hub


Balfour Beatty Investments (BBI), part of leading international infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, has unveiled proposals for a flagship student living scheme at 8 Torwood Close, in Westwood Heath, Coventry.

The plans, which are now subject to a consultation, will provide approximately 780 student bedrooms across two buildings as well as shared cluster rooms for students, and a range of amenities including study areas, lounges, cinema room, and a gym.

Green roofs, terraces and outdoor courtyards are also included, with the aim of creating a cohesive student community which maximises the student experience and enhances wellbeing.

The proposed site is strategically located a short distance from the University of Warwick and is currently an underutilised stand-alone office block. The site is situated between an existing student accommodation campus and a proposed scheme, which has recently been granted planning consent.

Balfour Beatty Investments, said:

“The proposed site at Torwood Close is ideally suited to student accommodation. Situated close to the University of Warwick and easily accessible from Coventry University, the proposals can quickly meet the growing demand for student beds.

“Importantly, it will help unlock existing family housing elsewhere in the city rather than force students to rely on HMOs and the private rented sector.

“Part of a wider transition within the area, our proposals will be highly sustainable and make use of a prominent brownfield site. We look forward to engaging with the community and others to ensure the benefits are maximised.”

A public consultation has now been launched. You can find out more about the proposals, and leave feedback, by attending a public exhibition on 12th July, 3pm-7pm at 8 Torwood Close, Westwood Heath, Coventry. A consultation website will be made live on 12th July at 7pm.

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