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Student Castle, Walmgate

Architect/ Designer: CSP Architects
Client/Developer: Student Castle
Builder: VINCI Construction UK
Presented by: Janine Riley, Conservation Architect, City of York Council

The Student Castle Development is a remarkably large student housing complex tucked in between Walmgate and the river. The 3-4 storey buildings on the street provide the main entrance and very lively, common room facilities, immediately visible through large shop windows facing the street. Hidden behind is a continuous serpentine block of 5- and 6- storey buildings that enclose a series of remarkably attractive open spaces. The choice of materials and the composition of the facades are lively and engaging, despite the considerable scale of the buildings. This development provides very attractive student housing in the city and adding greatly to the life of the city centre out of working hours.

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