Zenith is a brand new, luxury, private student accommodation located in the Capital Quarter in Cardiff, transforming a vacant site adjacent to Herbert Street and the Dock Feeder canal. The location allows Zenith’s residents to live within Cardiff city centre and only a few minutes walk away from Cardiff’s leading learning institutions.
The 25 storey building accommodates 674 students across a broad range of room types of which all are furnished with a comfy bed, tv, storage, dedicated study station and en-suite bathrooms. Available room types include: studios, studio plus, terrace studios, sky studios, accessible studios and shared apartments for up to 5 students.
As key part of the Capital Quarter masterplan, Zenith is designed to be a striking landmark development to create high quality accommodation. The design forms a visual marker for the area, stepping down to reflect the surrounding scale, whilst bringing activity to the streets and newly landscaped dock feeder.
Through the use of a simple and elegant materials palette of terracotta, aluminium, engineered stone and glass, the development creates a calm visual marker which sits in contrast to the surrounding busy architectural forms. At street level the building creates space for activity and visual interest linking into the wider public realm across Capital Quarter.
On top of the social space, group study space, gym, and laundry room, Zenith’s premier luxury offerings are at the top of its tower on the 25th floor. Here, a sky bar and dining space, games area and karaoke bar allow residents to enjoy themselves whilst taking in the far reaching views across Wales.
Some internal spaces are bookable allowing residents to throw their own parties and events should that be a private dining experience or private party.
Great emphasis has been placed on the interior to enrich student experience which in turn drives spirit, community, concentration and well-being.
Student Accommodation Awards 2019: Private Halls of Residence of the Year