Freestone Road Student Accommodation Location City: Bristol, UK

Student accommodation design inspired by Bristol's industrial heritage

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Victoria Hall Management Ltd


Key Info

204 student residences in five blocks of apartments and townhouses
0.2-hectare site
Planning application submitted

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Creating active and safe student residences

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.

A mix of townhouses and apartments

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.

Meeting the needs of students and the city

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 nearby and provide high-quality accommodation and shared facilities in a superb location.

Freestone Road is one of two schemes in Bristol that Chapman Taylor has designed for Host Student Housing Ltd, the other being Avon Street which is on site and due for completion in 2026.

Spaces for calm and spaces for social interaction

Working with Bristol-based landscape architect Churchman Thornhill Finch, the end landscape courtyards have been designed as wild gardens creating private amenity space that is reflective, calm, and informal, while the middle ‘Yard’ provides space for active social and amenity such as table tennis or yoga space

Jonathan Harris (BA (Hons) Dip Arch)

Director, 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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