Unite - Travis Perkins

Unite - Travis Perkins, St Pancras, London NW1

In August 2010, the country’s largest student housing developer – Unite, together with Travis Perkins Builders' Merchants, appointed Cooley Architects to undertake the design of a major new development in St Pancras, London.

We spent several months of intense dialogue with the Local Authority in order to produce a design that was supported by the planners and the Local Community.

A unanimous decision of Camden’s Development Control Committee approved the design which when completed, provided 563 student rooms over a new state of the art facility for Travis Perkins.

We worked within a large and diverse team in order to achieve planning consent, and our close working relationship with the planning consultants and the Local Authority was crucial in securing the approval.

This project is often cited as a prime example of how industrial and residential uses can be designed to coexist successfully.

Client: Unite Group PLC and Travis Perkins

Planning Consultant: CGMS
Project Managers: Tower 8