Nottingham City Centre student flats given stamp of approval

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Plans from Environment Design Consultants for new student accommodation on land at the corner of Union Road and Curzon Street have been approved by Nottingham City Council.

The 550 sqm site is currently open and unused.

Initially it was proposed that the development would comprise of a single building that steps down in height from eight storeys to five. The building would have contained eight cluster flats consisting of 74 bedrooms with en-suites, and a common room on the ground floor.

The approved scheme however will consist of a five storey building containing five cluster flats of ten, to construct something more sympathetic to the character of the area. Each room will be approximately 20-25m² with shared kitchen/dining areas on each floor.

The building is to have a basement for bike parking and a plant room. In addition a common room is still proposed on the ground floor of the building with laundry facilities at the back of the building.