Plans to to carry out a major student housing scheme in London has recently been approved. The City of London Corporation has approved the plans that have been put forward by Hopkins Architects.
Hopkins Architects was first founded by Sir Michael Hopkins in 1976. Since this time the practice has helped to lead some pioneering projects across Britain. Currently the practice is being led by six Senior Partners that are based in London. This new approval is great news for the project and could see them building as many as 640 student homes in the capital city. The practice focuses on being adaptable throughout the design and construction of a project in order to make sure that the finished building or development manages to reach its full potential.
Hopkins has worked on projects across residential, educational and commercial sectors and has already designed the King’s College School which is a new music school set to be located in London and completed at some point next year.
The major development of student accommodation is expected to take place in central London and will cater for King’s College London students. The central city university was first founded in 1829 by King George the IV and the Duke of Wellington, who was prime minister at the time. Since then the university has continued to expand and develop. Hopefully this new accommodation will be another successful expansion of this prestigious establishment.
The City of London Corporation, the local authority that has manages a range of different aspects within The City of London, mainly the financial district of the Capital, has approved the plans of the nearby university’s student accommodation. Because of the only recent release of the approval for the project, it is unsure when the project will be completed or who will be contracted to carry out work on the project.