Melburg Secure Planning Consent for 399-Bed, Sustainable Student Housing Development in Bristol City Centre

May 28, 2024

Melburg Capital (Melburg) have secured full planning consent from Bristol City Council for the conversion of the former South Plaza office block, located in Bristol City Centre, into a sustainable, 399-bed purpose-built student accommodation development with extensive facilities.

Known as 360 Bristol, the ambitious proposal includes a state-of-the-art gymnasium with changing facilities, full café and leisure facilities, prayer rooms, a golf simulator, and 370 secure bike storage spaces  as part of a zero-student-car strategy.

The project is expected to be complete by June 2026, in time for the September academic year.

Andrew Burns – Head of Asset & Development Management at Melburg – commented: “This consent is a testament to the hard work and effectiveness of our management platform.  n line with our environmental agenda, we decided to reimagine this former office facility instead of demolishing it and, in doing so, expect embodied carbon emissions to be notably lower than those associated with constructing a new ultra-low energy steel-framed building. We look forward to welcoming students to this exemplary scheme for the 2026 academic year and thank Bristol City Council for their continued support.”

Melburg were advised by Savills.





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