Firstplan secured planning permission for the erection of student accommodation comprising 432 bedrooms at Rhodaus Town, Canterbury. The recently constructed development, now known as Petros Court, lies behind Canterbury and Christ Church University’s library and student services building, Augustine House.
Firstplan worked closely with the Council’s planning department to develop a masterplan for the site which identified an opportunity to create a ‘higher educational hub’ with student accommodation seen as an appropriate extension to this hub. The scale, density and architectural form of the development were key considerations as was archaeology and the impact of a high number of students living in this accommodation on the amenity of the local area.
The scheme is designed by Dawe+Partners Architects.