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Cardiff’s Tallest Building will be Home to nearly 500 students from September

Bridge Street Exchange, Cardiff’s tallest building and newest studentaccommodation development, which is being developed by Watkin Jones plc, hits a construction milestone this week with a traditional “topping out” ceremony held on the 26th floor.

Bridge Street Exchange

At 85m high, Bridge Street Exchange is currently the tallest building in Cardiff and boasts fantastic views all around the city and further afield from the upper floors.

Having taken just over a year to reach full height, the scheme will officially open its doors this September, providing high-quality student accommodation across 477 en-suite rooms and studio apartments.

The scheme will have two roof gardens and three high-speed lifts have been installed to serve all of the 26 floors. A gym, cinema, laundry and social space will ensure that Bridge Street Exchange offers an unbeatable living experience in the city.

The accommodation will be managed by Fresh Student Living, who manage over 16,000 beds across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Jane Crouch, COO forFresh Property Group, said:

“Bridge Street Exchange will offer students anexceptional standard of accommodation in the heart of Cardiff within easy reach of both Cardiff University and the University of South Wales. We’re excited to bemoving into an iconic local landmark and look forward to welcoming studentsthis September.”

Watkin Jones plc are developing the scheme, which previously housed retail units and restaurants, and the façade to the Charles Street elevation has been retained as it falls within a conservation area. The pavements and road surfaces around the scheme will be upgraded to enhance the local area further, and plans are in place to build four duplex apartments on the site. An application to allow non-students to live in the building in its first year has been submitted to the Council.

To find out more about the scheme or to book student accommodation for September visit http://bridgestreet-exchange.com/