Project overview

GJP secured planning permission for a 500+ student bed scheme at Plot A1, Kings Road, Swansea Waterfront on appeal. The appeal was allowed and permission granted by The Planning Inspectorate on in June 2017.

The 507 bedroom purpose-built student accommodation development includes large communal lounge areas, a café, gym, faith room, laundry and reception area with 24 hour service. Outside students will benefit from shared landscaped areas complete with bike racks, as the emphasis will be on walking, cycling and public transport.


The case constructed by GJP included a consideration of the appropriateness of the scale, form and design of the building, the level of car parking proposed, and the principle of development within the Swansea SA1 Masterplan – these matters were fully endorsed by the Inspector through his appeal decision.

The Inspector further stated: “I have no doubt that the proposed scale and block aspect would serve to reinforce the sense of arrival into the City and represent an appropriate gateway development”.

The development was completed and the rooms were available to let for students from 2022.

Crown Student Living SA1, Swansea 1
Geraint and his team did an absolutely fantastic job for me in securing planning permission at Appeal against all the odds! I was really proud to be associated with this scheme thanks to the efforts of GJP.

Nick James MRICS, NMJ Property Holdings Limited

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