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Planning permission granted for YTL Developments’ Bristol PBSA

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YTL Developments have secured planning for a new student accommodation scheme in Brabazon, Bristol, featuring 1,514 bedrooms across four mansion-style buildings. Each building will house separate bedrooms clustered around communal spaces for study and socializing.

Part of YTL's vision for Brabazon, the former Filton Airfield, includes creating a sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood. Brabazon will feature thousands of homes, workspaces, and a significant urban park over the next two decades.

Designed by Stride Treglown, amenities include dining areas, karaoke rooms, a gaming suite, a gym, shared studies, and outdoor spaces with exercise areas, a basketball court, and south-facing gardens.

Near major transportation routes, Brabazon will be serviced by The MetroBus, providing convenient access to both the University of the West of England (UWE) and University of Bristol. UWE is reachable via a 1.5-mile walk or cycle along dedicated paths. Additionally, a new railway station will connect Bristol Temple Meads to the University of Bristol's Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus in under 15 minutes.

Designed to cultivate young talent, the project aims to attract top engineers, designers, and inventors to Bristol. The student accommodation is scheduled to open for the 2026-27 academic year.

"Brabazon is designed to live up to the pioneering legacy of the former Filton Airfield and inspire the next generation. New PBSA is essential to our vision to create a thriving, diverse new neighbourhood for Bristol.

"When the student accommodation completes, approximately 400 private homes will also be occupied, giving a total of almost 2,000 new residents from all generations by 2026-27. This represents a critical mass.

"The new residents will facilitate the arrival of a new breed of cafes, shops and restaurants. They will ensure the new public transport services – both the MetroBus and new train station – become sustainable and reliable options for the whole community.

Alongside the existing world-leading engineering cluster, the new residents at Brabazon will accelerate the transformation of North Bristol, ensuring it remains a place of opportunity and drives local prosperity for the next 100 years."

Sebastian Loyn, Planning and Development Director, YTL Developments


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