MAS Architecture - Princess Road East Student Accommodation, Leicester
Project - Princess Road East Student Accommodation, Leicester
Sector - Residential
Technology - Pods
Company - MAS Architecture
Princess Road East is a new built, high end student accommodation scheme, compromising 110 studios with generous communal facilities. The communal facilities include a secured outdoor area located at the basement area, study rooms, gym, laundry and a communal&game area.
The project is located into New Walk Conservation area, in a close proximity to both De Montfort University and University of LeicesterThe building height on site varies from 1 to 4 storeys above ground level, which was mindfully designed in relation with the massing of the nearby buildings. The proposal introduced a strong design promoting modern ideas whilst not creating complicated shapes. The selection of materials mix strong elevations using natural materials, high quality bricks primarily for the facade of the building, contemporary glazing emphasized by a dark grey aluminum window surround.
The square shapes design enhances the view from De Montfort Square Park and Princess Road where an elevated eye line is very much in harmony with scenes from the street and blend into surrounding street scape.