Plans for 247-bed student scheme get go-ahead

The site is currently home to disused industrial buildings

Plans for a 247-bed student scheme in Nottingham have been given the nod.

The scheme will see land between Union Road and St Marks Street, on the site of a former industrial building, redeveloped. The company has also built a five-storey block of student flats on the corner of Curzon Street. The new plans are the second phase of this initial scheme.

The new scheme will also include two commercial units on the ground floor.

A statement accompanying the plans reads: “The proposal will fulfill an economic role by bringing forward the development of a vacant brownfield site and by providing employment during the construction phase.

“It will fulfill 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 also fulfill an environmental role by improving the appearance of a poor quality site through the erection of a well-designed buildings which will enhance the appearance of the street scene.”