Electrifying Eclipse

Archive Fusion – Cardiff City Centre

Imagine enjoying one of the first private dining spaces designed specifically for students. 

Eclipse opened in September 2017 and quickly became one of the most sought after student accommodation schemes in Cardiff. With 686 beds with a wide range of choice of room types and outstanding facilities, it’s easy to see why. 

It was also a fantastic location, acquired specifically for it’s proximity to the University of Cardiff campuses and city centre. 


Designed to be a leading accommodation in Cardiff

What we included:

  • Themed private dining room
  • Dedicated nightclub to host community events 
  • Casual working and study areas
  • Onsite cinema 

Finished Value – £77m

5-minute walk to University of Cardiff

6-minute walk to Cardiff Central Train Station 

7-minute walk to Capitol Shopping Centre

686 rooms

16 floors 

Live + Relax 

Eclipse was designed to offer  a variety of room types to cater for every preference.

For the more sociable student, there were 3-6 bedroom apartments with private ensuites. Linked rooms were great for those looking to share with a friend. Our compact studios were designed with study in mind. 

All rooms had been interior designed to offer elegant and spacious student living, finished to the highest standards.

Socialise + Study

The social amenity in Eclipse was designed with duality in mind – focused study spaces and relaxation spots for times of solitude; open plan and lively areas to encourage that community spirit and create thriving relationships with neighbours. 

Key selling points for the site were the Private Dining Room, onsite nightclub and event space. 


Equipped with the latest equipment of the time, the fitness area of Eclipse was one of the most popular zones in the building. 

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Archive Info

Completed in September 2017


  • Flagship site for Cardiff and elevated accommodation standards in the city 
  • Designed to maximise student experience 


  • Successful blend of space for study and socialising
  • High occupancy in saturated market 
  • Penetrated Chinese student community due to fantastic facilities and location 

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