Plans for 5 storey student accommodation building in Nottingham submitted

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Plans for a new student accommodation scheme in Nottingham have been submitted to the City Council. The 5 storey building is to be constructed at 16-18 St Marks Street.

The development site currently comprises three buildings on the south side of St Marks Street occupied by a motor repair and service workshop with vacant residential space above.

The plans would see all buildings on the site demolished. Two options have been proposed for the scheme, one consisting of residential use alone, where 63 flats would be provided over the whole building, while the other consists of part residential and part commercial use, where a dessert lounge would be created on the ground floor and 58 flats provided across the building.

The student flats are to consist of self-contained studios with kitchenettes and en-suite shower rooms.

A design statement reads: “The proposal will fulfil an economic role by bringing forward the development of a vacant brownfield site and by providing employment during the construction phase. It will fulfil an economic and social role by providing accommodation for students who will then make use of local facilities including local shops, public houses, restaurants and hot food takeaways, and leisure facilities. It will fulfil an environmental role by improving the appearance of a poor quality site through the erection of a well-designed building which will enhance the appearance of the street scene.”

Tariq Mahmood is behind the scheme.