A planning application for a new apartment block has been submitted to Coventry City Council with space for more than 400 students, a sky lounge dining area and roof terrace, according to new plans.

Birmingham-based G3S Living is behind the proposals for the 19-storey scheme earmarked for land adjacent to the Ramada Hotel at the corner of Butts, Queens Road and York Street.

mode transport planning was appointed to prepare transport input to  a scheme that will provide over 400 beds through 60 student clusters providing 339 bedrooms and 96 one-bedroom studios alongside a sky lounge dining and roof terrace with a 270 degree view, reception and office, presentation room, games room, break-out space and laundry. The scheme represented a car free development (with the exception of mobility impaired spaces) with a key focus non motorised users. mode’s input included:

  • pre-application discussions with Coventry City Council to agree parameters of the subsequent assessment;
  • detailed pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure review to inform opportunities and constraints plan for suitable mitigation measures;
  • car parking management plan to manage the expected demand at the start and end of terms with students moving in and out of the development;
  • transport statement; and
  • travel plan.

The project was submitted to Coventry City Council in June 2020 with determination expected by the end of Summer 2020.

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project summary

Client: G3S Living
Location: Coventry
Office: Birmingham
Status: Submitted