Student accommodation plans for former lace factory

How the scheme would look

Plans have been revealed for a new student accommodation scheme in a long-disused factory site in the St Ann’s area of Nottingham.

Roden Street Holdings wants to create 49 studio apartments in a former factory on Roden Street which has suffered numerous break-ins and acts of vandalism since it has been vacant.

The scheme is being designed by Franklin Ellis Architects.

The site was built as part of the William Windley, later William Bancroft, factory and was originally used to manyufacture lace.

As the lace industry declined in Nottingham, the building was occupied by a number od smaller businesses across all floors. It lies next to the William Bancroft residential scheme, which was developed in 2003.

A planning statement reads: “The proposals will provide a total of 49 studio apartments as part of a purpose built student accommodation scheme, converting the former factory into a vibrant home for students, and breathing life back into a neglected building.”

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