The site for the proposed student accommodation building is located on the lands of the Westwood House, bounded by the National Primary Road of the N59 to the north and east, with existing residential estates to the south and west. The proposed development includes 400 bedrooms, 70 apartments (cluster) and has a floor area of approximately 12,000 m2 over 5 storeys.
It is proposed to demolish the existing hotel and construct the student accommodation together with a reception area, social spaces, storage areas, all ancillary facitilites associated with student accomodation and a commercial retail/café space with 24 number car spaces, (10 permanent and 14 temporary for summer use), an access road, hard and soft landscaping areas etc.
The total site area of the development is approximately 8,700 m2 (0.87 Ha). The status of the is existing site is predominately hardstanding in the form of the existing hotel structure and car parking spaces and access roads, however approximately 2,000m2 is greenfield situated to the southern quarter of the site.