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£20.2m Student Accommodation Opens in Glasgow City Centre

Elgin Place, Glasgow’s newest student accommodation development officially opened its doors this month. The 12-floor purpose-built development is designed with student living in mind and provides 330 single occupancy rooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large ground-floor retail-space, a rooftop bar and chill out spaces including a BBQ area and outdoor snug, a film and presentation […]

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Fit for a King! Prestigious Student Accommodation Development Opens in Sheffield

Crown House officially opened this month in anticipation for the new academic year. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre and a short distance from the university campus, Crown House provides first-class student accommodation which is second to none. Across eight floors, the luxurious development boasts 350 chic single occupancy with en-suite bathrooms, private […]

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Plans Approved! £15m Sheffield Student Accommodation Tower

A new £15m 17-storey student accommodation development has been approved by Sheffield City Council. The development located at St George’s Close in Nertherthorpe is in close proximity to the University of Sheffield and will provide 257 student bedrooms. The accommodation mix will comprise 3, 4 and 5 bedroom non-en-suite apartments, 4 and 6 bedroom en-suite […]

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Student Social in Manchester

Phase 2 construction work has completed at Wilmslow Park House student residence in Manchester. Urban Green was appointed by iQ Student Accommodation, as part of their national refurbishment programme to uplift and refurbish external spaces to create exciting, usable outdoor courtyards and spaces for students across 12 locations nationwide. The design team has completed feasibility […]

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New homes in Lancaster

Outline planning consent has been granted by Lancaster City Council for 90 new homes in the village of Halton, Lancaster. The 13-acre site, currently used as agricultural pasture land, will provide a mix of two to four bed high quality and high specification detached and semi-detached family homes, with 40% designated as affordable. The development will […]

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EIA Regulations – what the changes mean to you

Our Senior Landscape Planner, Chantelle Schulz explains the new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2014/52/EU) and its impact on UK legislation as it comes into effect Tuesday 16th May 2017. The European Directive adopted a revised EIA Directive in 2014 with the aim to: Ensure proportionate and high quality EIAs are undertaken across member states. Reduce the burden on developers and decision makers by […]

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Double Planning Success in Cheshire!

Two residential schemes; Coppenhall Way and Wilkinson House, both in Sandbach secured full planning permission last week by Cheshire East Council. Working on behalf of Thorngrove Developments Ltd, Urban Green led the scheme layout and design providing masterplanning, landscape architecture, arboriculture and ecology services. Collaborating closely with the project team including MAZE Planning Solutions and […]

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Leeds Student Residential Consent

Conditional planning consent has been secured for a £14m 117 bed new purpose-built student accommodation development located in Leeds. Situated on the corner of Woodhouse Square and Claremont Avenue in a conservation area to the north west of Leeds city centre, the scheme will comprise en-suite, self-contained studio apartments over five stories featuring dedicated communal […]

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Leisure Lakes Reveals Masterplan

Leisure Lakes has announced proposals to upgrade its existing site near Tarleton with 137 holiday homes, a golf driving range and a clubhouse. The 300-acre site has existing facilities for camping and caravans with outdoor activities, but Leisure Lakes is planning to expand the offering with 137 holiday homes, of which 49 already have planning […]

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Grand Designs in South Lakeland

Full planning permission has been secured for Cressbrook House in Kirkby Lonsdale to create an impressive family dwelling with sweeping gardens. The house, originally built in 1850 by George Webster, the Kendal Architect of the local Underley Hall and Holker Hall in the style of an Italian villa, will be extensively renovated and extended to […]

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GMSF Call for Sites

In response to the call for sites by the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF), Urban Green has supported developers and landowners including Casey Group and Persimmon, with site promotion and visions across 16 sites across the region. The GMSF is a joint plan across Greater Manchester that aims to ensure that the right land exists […]

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