Project Overview

Location – Preston

Type – Student Living

Status – In Construction

CGI – David Cox Architects

References – Ben Casey, David Hockney


New Build – Student Accommodation

Student accommodation providing 425 self-contained studios over 6 storeys with communal space and retail units to the ground floor and terraced areas to the roof.  As the student residents will be arriving from all over the UK and around the world we wanted the building to reflect something of the local cultural heritage and the beauty to be found in the landscape of the north of England. The design for the outside spaces references a project undertaken by a group of post-graduate UCLan students led by Prestonian Ben Casey, who explored the idea that local history can inform the design of the public realm and proposed a ‘walking museum’ through Preston city centre with exhibits displaying its cultural connections.  The colourful palette for the internal courtyard elevations was inspired by David Hockney’s vision of the English landscape and in particular his work ‘Woldgate Woods’.


Our video fly-through of the project on the left shows the approach down Moor Lane and provides a great sense of the scale and massing of the building. For more information about our fly-throughs and other commercial services please click here.


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