Proposed Change of Use – Stafford Court, Beaconside

Serco is bringing forward a change of use planning application to repurpose the Stafford Court student accommodation buildings on Weston Road, Beaconside.

The proposals are for an Initial Accommodation Centre (IAC) and Dispersed Accommodation (DA) for asylum seekers.

The overall number of bed spaces in use at Stafford Court would be reduced from its current capacity of 556 to 482 bed spaces comprising the following mix:

  • Initial Accommodation – 160 beds
  • Dispersed Accommodation – 322 beds

There will be no external alterations to the current building or surrounding environment.

Serco are inviting comments on the proposals during a 10 day period of local engagement which will run until midnight on Monday 7th March 2022.

To view the plans and if you wish to submit a comment, 

please visit Serco – Stafford Court ( 

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