Crosslane Student Developments Secures planning consent for new 307 bed student accommodation in Swansea


Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Group, is pleased to announce that it has secured planning consent to deliver a 307 bed purpose-built student accommodation development on The Kingsway, Swansea.

Completion of the Swansea scheme is due in the time for 2019/20 academic year. Prime Student Living, the student accommodation lettings and operational management arm of Crosslane, will be responsible for the marketing, lettings and management of the completed student accommodation.

The Kingsway site is currently a car park and restaurant, and is situated north-west of the city centre within close proximity to the primary shopping area and the mainline station. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Swansea are a short walk and bus ride away, respectively.

The new purpose-built, high specification student accommodation scheme will comprise 26 self-contained studio apartments and 281 en-suite cluster flats of between five and nine bedrooms. The property will feature a private landscaped courtyard and significant dedicated communal areas to encourage collaborative working and socialising, which has been zoned to facilitate different uses, such as group study, relaxing, watching TV and an entertainment/games area. The ground floor includes bicycle storage, the reception and management area for resident students, as well as a retail unit fronting onto The Kingsway.

Swansea boasts two popular universities, the University of Swansea and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and has a student population of approximately 21,000. Its status as a student hub is likely to continue as both universities have recently announced significant investments to their campuses, including the £450 million investment at the University of Swansea Bay Campus.

Crosslane has appointed DAY Architectural as the architects for the development.

Lisa Timberlake, Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said:

“Crosslane is delighted to have secured planning consent for a new student accommodation development in Swansea following extensive engagement with the local planning authority and local community. The city centre scheme is close to the main shopping area and the city’s mainline train station, and within very easy reach of both The University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Swansea. At 307 beds, the scheme will have a significant impact in easing the supply/demand fundamentals for purpose-built student accommodation in the city, as the city’s two universities continue to invest heavily in their expansion.”