FCH completes £30m student studios

FCH Architects’ £30 million Lyra Court development in North Acton includes over 200 student studios

The 80,000 sq ft student accommodation-led mixed-use development contains 209 student studios sitting across two adjacent seven-storey buildings with retail at ground floor.

Each studio contains kitchenette, en-suite bath or shower room, study space, and sitting and sleeping areas, on floor plans between 17.5 and 21sqm. The buildings include secure access and on-site management suites along with laundry facilities and social spaces like the Lyra lounge and a roof top terrace.

Mark Doohan, director of FCH Architects, said: ‘Downing Students chose FCH primarily for our project detailing skills and we believe Lyra Court proves that affordable, stylish and practical places to live, study and relax are achievable for today’s student body.’

Designed to achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘Excellent’, Lyra Court is encompassed by new public realm spaces, including two new community parks – a pocket park and a biodiversity park. The development is the latest example of FCH’s commitment to bringing energy-efficient student buildings to the UK’s student centres.

Lyra Court completes a student accommodation masterplan adjacent to North Acton station, led by Ealing Council.



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