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Fusion Students secures resolution to approve its Capital Quarter scheme

Fusion Students has received a resolution to approve permission for its 25 storey student accommodation tower at Herbert Street in Cardiff’s Capital Quarter.

The Committee unanimously voted to approve the application, with a number of Councillors, including the Chairman Cllr Michael Michael, commenting on the quality and design of the scheme.

Alder King LLP co-ordinated a multi-disciplinary team on behalf of Fusion Students in the preparation of the full application for 674 student beds and retail units on the ground floor.

The scheme incorporates a range of student accommodation together with Fusion’s first class communal space offer which, for this site, includes a sky bar on the top floor which will provide superb views.

Alder King recently obtained consent for Fusion’s 685 bed scheme at Howard Gardens in Cardiff and previously worked on two other Cardiff schemes – Windsor House for Fusion and Caradog House on behalf of Crown Student Living, bringing the total accommodation provision in Cardiff to over 2,000 beds.

Alan Pearce, partner at Alder King Planning Consultants, commented: “We are delighted to have been involved in this exciting project and to have worked closely with Cardiff Council to ensure the offer for students in the city is first class. This will only go to encourage more talented young people to come to study in Cardiff.

“The scheme, designed by C&W Architects, represents a good improvement over the design previously granted on the site and introduces some real interest to the street scene.

“Forecasts demonstrate there is significant latent demand for student accommodation and schemes like this contribute to meeting this demand in a well-managed and purpose built environment, relieving the pressure for student housing in existing residential areas via HMOs. We are pleased that the officers and councillors at Cardiff are welcoming of such schemes.”

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