View guides

Penryn Scheme Set to Move Forward

Posted by Richard Ward in

Image courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons

Construction work is due to begin on a new block of student accommodation in Penryn.

Consisting of 528 beds and located at the Kernick Industrial Estate, the development will accommodate students studying at the Penryn Campus, which is shared by Falmouth University and the University of Exeter.

The project received planning permission in 2018 and was originally due to open in time for the 2020 academic year. However, the first phase is now expected to be opened in 2021.

Modular construction company Caledonian will build the scheme, which will contain a mix of single bedrooms, self-contained studio flats and cluster apartments all sharing kitchen and communal spaces.

The development promises to bring to an end a long-running saga over student housing in the area, which saw competing schemes proposing more than 1,000 bedrooms and Cornwall Council ordering Studytel and John Lewis Pension Partnership to join forces.