New illustrative drawings detailing significant changes to the design, scale and massing of the proposed student accommodation development on Fairfax Street have been submitted as part of the on-going planning application.

The previous designs have been marked as ‘superceded’, although there is no explanation as to the reason for the changes.  Prior to the submission of the planning application, there had been a lengthy consultation process between developers and planning officers, and several designs were rejected following concerns that they were not ‘dynamic’ enough given the location, scale and prominence on the city’s skyline.

That ‘final’ design was submitted with the planning application, but it appears to have been tweaked further – the new illustrative views revealing a more slender design, changes to the massing of the individual blocks and alterations in the external materials, including a reduction in the amount of white rendered sections – a move that will be welcomed by many.

The new designs also suggest that the building will be taller than the initial plans suggested – the tallest building will now rise to a height of 74m, making it comfortably the tallest building in the city.

Image 1 – Before

Fairfax Street Development

After

Fairfax Street Development

Image 2 – Before

Fairfax Street Development

After

Fairfax Street Development

Image 3 – Before

Fairfax Street Development

After

Fairfax Street Development

Load More Related Articles
Load More By Craig Woollaston
Load More In Fairfax Street Development

Leave a Reply

Check Also

London Road Development To Provide Additional 139 Bed Spaces

Developers behind a major new development in Coventry City Centre are seeking permission t…