Devon Street is a 7 storey, 124 bed, student accommodation development that restores vibrancy and character to an area of the city previously associated with supplying textiles.
The development offers an inclusive design with cluster bedrooms and studios, a number of which are fully accessible. The commercial units on the ground floor provide an active frontage and encourages footfall to the area.
The material palette selected incorporates materials that are synonymous with the area and the design references the historic textile industry. The corbel setting brickwork around the entrance adds a depth to the elevation and brings the entrance out of the façade. The alternating brickwork courses adds a sense of rhythm within the façade, bronze aluminium cladding features on the ground floor and zinc cladding to the sixth floor.
The design will help to change the perception of the area, helping to connect the city centre with communities to the north and bring back the vibrancy to the area.
Devon Street is due to complete September 2020