Plans to convert a former hotel at 57 Rutland Street in Leicester have been submitted to the city council.
The proposals would see the building transformed into 425 studio flats and 10 five-bed flats to accommodate 475 students.
A gym, cafe and creative workspace would also be included.
The existing building was built in 1955-57, existing for a while as a Freeman, Hardy & Willis Office Block. In the 1970’s the building was converted into the Leicester International Hotel, which closed in 2009. It has remained empty since.