St Stephens Towers
The design provides for a mix of student bed types with ancillary facilities, such as a gym, café/launderette as well as communal storage spaces. The proposed accommodation is comprised of a mix of a cluster of ‘flats’ comprising of a number of ensuite bedrooms and a shared social space, studios and “twodios” for two people sharing a shower room and kitchenette.
A new entrance block is proposed between the towers to accommodate a main reception and communal facilities, such as a café/launderette. This space is connected to a landscaped public square via a new external link connecting the entrances to both towers, which have been relocated. A new lift provides a second stair and lift core to each of the towers to increase accessibility and flexibility for the proposed accommodation.