Plans secured for Greystar and Student Roost’s Bristol co-living

Greystar and Student Roost secure planning consent for mixed-use development in Bristol which includes co-living homes.

Street level view of the new mixed-use scheme which will include co-living studio flats | Greystar | Student Roost | BTR News
Street level view of the new mixed-use scheme which will include co-living studio flats.

Bristol City Council has unanimously approved plans for Greystar and Student Roost’s mixed-use scheme in Bristol, which will replace the current Rupert Street Car Park. The scheme will deliver both co-living and student accommodation.

Totalling 577 beds, the scheme has been designed as a single building which gives the impression of being split into two towers.

The second tower will include 249 rooms which will be co-living studio flats, green space roof terraces and a shared sky lounge for recent university graduates and key workers in Bristol, with 20% of these beds offered at a discounted rent rate. The first tower will include 328 student beds and a student sky lounge.

Amenities including a gym, wellbeing studio, cinemas and recording studios will be available for all residents to use to work, study and socialise, alongside a shared student and co-living foyer and events space.

CGI of the development at night | BTR News
CGI of the development at night.

Greystar and Student Roost worked with sustainable living solutions real-estate platform, Fifth State to ensure the development is designed and built to the highest sustainability and energy efficiency standards including BREEAM Excellence, regulated CO2 reduction, and the creation of green spaces.

The approved plans also include the rejuvenation of Rupert Street and the surrounding area. This includes a retail floorspace, replacement public car park with 400 spaces and electric charging points, and the enhancement of the surrounding area with the widening of pavements, green planting, outdoor seating and gentle landscaping. 

“We’re thrilled that we are one step closer to opening our third property in Bristol and will have the opportunity to provide over 500 homes to university students and working professionals who keep the city thriving.

“Resident experience and satisfaction will always be a priority at Student Roost, and the 24/7 customer service, all-bills included in rent, events designed specifically for the student community and an unwavering commitment to wellbeing we are known for will be at the heart of this new property.”

Ashling Fox, Managing Director, Student Roost

Student Roost already owns and operates two other properties in Bristol, which includes the Zinc Works co-living scheme and a PBSA scheme which the company developed in 2022.