Thursday, August 13, 2020

Student accommodation proposals submitted for vacant Derby site

Proposals for a new student accommodation development in Derby have been submitted to the city council.

Unoccupied buildings at 10-14 St Helen’s Street would be demolished to make way for the scheme, which also features a cafe.

62 studio bedrooms would be provided.

A design statement submitted by JSA Architects on behalf of the applicant, Universal Total Care, says:  “It is considered that the redevelopment of this site into a cafe and student
accommodation would contribute positively to the vitality of the local area.

“The proposal highlighted in this document would replace the existing derelict buildings with a new, modern facility which respects the massing, form and materiality of the buildings it replaces.

“This proposed building will breathe life back into this vacant site which has remained unused for over 20 years.

“The introduction of the building use in this area is likely to have a positive impact on the local economy. It provides a sustainable use for this derelict site in a well-connected location close to the University and Derby city centre.”

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