Plummer House

Corstorphine + Wright

Plummer House in Newcastle involved the complete internal and external transformation of an unused Grade II listed building into a high- quality, 250 bed space, student accommodation development.

Originally designed as living accommodation and function rooms, the building had been adapted into office accommodation and a furniture shop in the last half of the twentieth century. Vacant, dilapidated and no longer fit for purpose, the decision had been made to change its use into student accommodation, utilising the potential of students to bring life back to this historic landmark and kick start the regeneration in this area of Newcastle.

Our scheme was designed to meet the needs of today's students and enhance the student's higher education experience as well as benefiting the wider community and local businesses. The city-centre location is recognised within our design which worked to improve the appearance/aesthetic within the urban fabric of the city.

Plummer House offers elegant and innovative design-led student apartments, providing relaxing and spacious student living accommodation. With a mix of units comprising of bed-deck mezzanine apartments within the listed Plummer House, along with new-build studios and cluster apartments the combination caters for all requirements and financial demographics.

The building also incorporates social amenity and ancillary spaces, a 24-hour private gym, concierge service and management team. The latter provides a daily service and point of contact. The development is also accredited by ANUK, the rented accommodation standards body.

The design ensures the building relates harmoniously to its streetscape whilst providing an attractive living and learning environment. For the wider community, it incorporates a retail offer, generates an active and engaging frontage and stimulates links between the city centre and Carliol Square.


Market Street
United Kingdom


Michael Lampard
Group Director


Fusion Students


November 2016



  • Conservation
  • Education
  • Historic
  • Refurbishment
  • Residential