Hewitt Site Gets The Green Light

Following Planning Committee on Tuesday 13th September, Guy Hollaway Architects are pleased to announce that Full Detail Planning Consent has been granted for 153 purpose built student accommodation units to be built on the Hewitt Site, located off Rhodaus Town in the heart of Canterbury.

Members of Canterbury City Council were complimentary to the contemporary design approach and voted 11 for and 1 against.

Guy spoke at the committee

‘This site sits hidden behind our Rhodaus student scheme and completes the jigsaw. The architecture is of high quality and takes its clues from St. Augustine’s Library and our Rhodaus scheme.’

‘We very much look forward to delivering this project in Canterbury which will add to the architecture of this historic city’

The proposed new city centre student accommodation complex offers the opportunity to deliver 153 self-contained apartments over 6 floors. The scheme also includes study, leisure and games areas at ground floor level, with an outside cycle storage and a landscaped courtyard garden. Below ground level will see a small cinema, a gym and laundry facilities.

Positioned on the outskirts of Canterbury’s city walls these proposed high quality student studios boast excellent public transport connections and access to local amenities. The site is within a 5 minute walk to Augustine House Library, Canterbury East station, Canterbury Bus station and stops, various super markets, a cinema plus many more high street shops, bars and restaurants.

Published on 15 September 2016