New Halls for University of East Anglia
City councillors today approved the University of East Anglia's proposals for four accommodation blocks at the former Blackdale School site, off Bluebell Road.
The development will include 915 bedrooms, as well as a café, launderette, office space, but no extra car parking.
The site is currently used as faculty teaching, and had been used by the university’s school of law before it moved to Earlham Hall.
The university has 3,841 accommodation beds across three locations in the city, but says that, over the next four years, it is expecting a 6.7pc increase in its number of students.
Trevor Price, Partner of LSI Architects, which has designed the scheme, said: “The Blackdale project provides an attractive new residential quarter for the university which follows a pattern of development that relates to the original campus buildings and also to the local environment. It will achieve very high standards of sustainability, and we now look forward to the completion of the project.”
Source: Norwich Evening News 24