Bildurn moves a step closer to major student scheme approval

How Bildurn's scheme will look
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Nottingham developer Bildurn is set to find out whether it will get the go-ahead to build a 294-bed student accommodation scheme on Huntingdon Street in the city next Wednesday, when the city council’s planning committee sit. (September 22)

If given the go-ahead, the development, designed by Franklin Ellis and called Huntingdon Street Central, will be seven floors in height and, should the scheme receive planning permission, be built on land currently occupied by Archer Accident Group and Halfords.

The plans have been given the backing of the city council’s planning department ahead of the vote nxt week.

While the scheme will require the demolition of four dilapidated buildings, the Archer Accident building, which was formerly Playland Amusements, will have its façade retained and restored as part of the works.

Bildurn’s proposal includes a total of 294 beds in a mixture of cluster apartments with shared kitchen and living facilities, and self-contained studio apartments. There is expected to be a ratio of around 60% cluster bedrooms to 40% self-contained studios.

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