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18 Apr 2018

Student Accommodation in Cambridge.

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A block of new student flats is being built on the former site of West’s Garage, on the corner of Newmarket Road and River Lane and will see the development of 222 bedrooms. The student accommodation is spread over 208 cluster rooms and 14 individual studio units.


Watkins Jones Group, the construction firm delivering the new accommodation, has already demolished all existing buildings. West’s Garage had previously operated from the site since the 1950s.The construction plans for the new building include communal facilities, cycle parking and external landscaping.

The Watkin Jones Group is one of the UK’s leading developers of student accommodation with a reputation for consistently delivering high quality accommodation, on time, and to budget. Since 1999 they have developed more than 28,000 student units. Their portfolio of student developments range from purpose-built cluster flats and studios, to refurbishment projects and mixed-use schemes. Planning permission for the development was granted on appeal by the Government’s Planning Inspector after Cambridge City Council’s planning committee turned down the proposals in May 2015. The £14M project is due to be completed by August 2019 and the building has been designed by Glenn Howells Architects.

You can read more about Watkin Jones and their extensive portfolio of student developments by visiting their website.