Plans for student scheme on major city gateway given backing of planners

How the scheme would look

Plans for new a new student accommodation scheme on one of Nottingham’s busiest junctions have been given the backing of planning bosses ahead of next week’s planning committee meeting.

James Egan has submitted plans for a purpose built student accommodation scheme on the corner of Pemberton Street and Lower Canal Street – on land that has been used as a car park for almost 20 years – and on the edge of the Lace Market.

The plans outline a building – called Finley House – incorporating 81 student bedrooms, made up of 25 studios and 56 cluster flats and designed by Arc Design Studio.

A planning statement reads: “A new scheme which is of high quality will be attractive to prospective students, but also beneficial for the health and well-being of its occupants.

“The location is perfectly positioned for student housing due to its close proximity to Nottingham Trent University and the new University of Nottingham campus on the former HMRC site. It will also help to revitalise the local area by drawing interest further down Canal Street, and into the city centre.”

The proposed scheme would sit next to the Hylyfe building.

The three- and four-storey development facing Canal Street would fall back to three floors as it continued around onto Pemberton Street.

Councillors will vote on the scheme next Wednesday (July 17).

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