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Vita Students’ Village, Lawrence Street

Client/Developer: Vita Group
Architect/Designer: Fuse Studios Ltd
Builder: Wates

The first purpose-built private campus in the UK, for c.650 students, occupies the listed, former convent buildings on a 6.5acre site with a 5m high listed brick perimeter wall and a nationally registered orchard. The site is divided into five ‘zones’ each with a distinct character with 2-4 storey residential buildings reflecting local vernacular scale and form but of contemporary design. The original cloister building has been sensitively converted into the village’s communal facilities with study rooms in the original nuns’ cells and the enclosed central courtyard for events and relaxation. The site has very high quality mature landscape and is virtually car-free.

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