Giles Lane development 

The University has joined forces with St Edmund’s School to support a planning application for the development of a plot of land on Giles Lane by a third-party developer who will finance, build and run the proposed scheme to provide additional student accommodation. The sale of the small plot of land is part of our income generation activities.

The need for student accommodation in Canterbury is supported by Local Plan policies and the proposed scheme will alleviate the housing pressure in Canterbury by attracting students out of Housing in Multiple Occupancies. The scheme will also enhance the city’s offer to the business and tourism economies as it not only incorporates much-needed conference facilities, but it will also provide additional tourist accommodation during the vacation period.