Livingston Eyre was part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the design and delivery of two major student accommodation complexes forming a campus in the centre of Luton. The scheme contains over 800 study bedrooms with communal facilities, split between Fitzroy Court, on Vicarage Street, and Wenlock Court on Manor Road.
Each of the buildings is set within a high-quality and secure courtyard environment, containing spaces for socialising and for relaxing. Covered cycle parking and a limited amount of car parking are provided. Routes between the buildings are accessible to students of all abilities.
Robust planting was carefully positioned to give privacy to rooms with ground floor windows. Clusters of seats were located close to communal areas where noise would not be a nuisance.
At the rear of the site, native and wildlife-friendly planting was employed to increase biodiversity. On the street frontage the landscape is more formal – railings, lines of trees and clipped hedges – making a significant contribution to the University’s vision for the future and for the regeneration of Luton town centre itself.
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–with: Andrew Lett Architects for: Campus Living Villages / University of Bedfordshire completed: 2011