The former New Bridewell Police Headquarters has been demolished to make way for 499 beds of purpose built student accommodation and approximately 6,500 sq.ft. of commercial floor space at ground floor level. The development also includes the removal of the concrete overhead walkway on Nelson Street, the creation of a new public square and ground level walkway between Nelson Street and Rupert Street, as well as a variety of other public realm enhancements.
The proposal replaces the existing 1960’s eight storey building with a new contemporary structure culminating in a 15 storey landmark tower providing a new gateway into the city centre. The complex is built around an open courtyard and has been designed to respond to and complement the local listed assets within this historical location.