Freestone Road Student Accommodation project in Bristol shortlisted for two Property Week Student Accommodation Awards

Our Freestone Road student accommodation project in Bristol has been shortlisted for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards in the “Innovation of the Year” and “Collaboration of the Year” categories.

Our Freestone Road student accommodation project in Bristol has been shortlisted for the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards in the “Innovation of the Year” and “Collaboration of the Year” categories.

The “Collaboration of the Year” nomination recognises the excellent working relationship between Chapman Taylor, Victoria Hall Management and the University of Bristol.

The Student Accommodation Awards honour the best student residential developments in the UK. The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 9 December.

Specialist student accommodation developer and operator Victoria Hall Management Limited, with the support of the University of Bristol, is seeking to deliver purpose-built student apartments across two sites in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Chapman Taylor was commissioned to design the new developments as architecturally striking landmarks and active and safe student hubs.

Chapman Taylor’s design for the Freestone Road site, bordering the railway approach to Temple Meads station, will provide a 204-bed, five-block student residence complex which will offer a mix of apartment blocks and townhouses.

The architecture will complement the industrial heritage of the wider Silverthorne Lane area, using simple forms and materials such as grey brickwork, pitched roofs and prominent gable-ends. A simple steel bridge structure at third floor level, inspired by the industrial character of railway bridges, will connect all five blocks.

The concept was developed in consultation with the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council to ensure that the needs of students and the city were uppermost in the design's evolution. The proposed development will relieve some of the housing pressure on residential areas in the city and provide high-quality accommodation and shared facilities in a superb location.

Congratulations to everyone involved with this much-needed development on these well-deserved nominations.


The Student Accommodation Awards honour the best student residential developments in the UK. The virtual awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 9 December.

Specialist student accommodation developer and operator Victoria Hall Management Limited, with the support of the University of Bristol, is seeking to deliver purpose-built student apartments across two sites in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. Chapman Taylor was commissioned to design the new developments as architecturally striking landmarks and active and safe student hubs.

Chapman Taylor’s design for the Freestone Road site, bordering the railway approach to Temple Meads station, will provide a 204-bed, five-block student residence complex which will offer a mix of apartment blocks and townhouses.

The architecture will complement the industrial heritage of the wider Silverthorne Lane area, using simple forms and materials such as grey brickwork, pitched roofs and prominent gable-ends. A simple steel bridge structure at third floor level, inspired by the industrial character of railway bridges, will connect all five blocks.

The concept was developed in consultation with the University of Bristol and Bristol City Council to ensure that the needs of students and the city were uppermost in the design's evolution. The proposed development will relieve some of the housing pressure on residential areas in the city and provide high-quality accommodation and shared facilities in a superb location.

Congratulations to everyone involved with this much-needed development on these well-deserved nominations.

Jonathan Harris (BA (Hons) Dip Arch)

副董事, 布里斯托

Jonathan Harris joined Chapman Taylor’s Bristol studio in 2016 as as an Associate Director.

He is a member of our Residential Team and responsible for leading a number of key mixed-use regeneration projects in the Bristol studio.

Previously based in London, Jonathan has design experience working across a number of sectors including residential, education and commercial offices. 

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Offices / Masterplanning

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