Planning bosses give backing to Gun Quarter residential scheme

How the scheme will look

Plans to redevelop industrial buildings in the Gun Quarter area of Birmingham into student accommodation have been given the nod by city planning chiefs ahead of a vote next week.

Volume Property wants to turn 41-45 Hanley Street into a 107 student bed scheme. The development will be housed in a seven-storey newbuild unit.

The plans also include a communal building, study rooms, gym, offices and cinema.

A courtyard will connect to 37 Hanley Street, another student scheme from Volume, which is currently under construction.

Birmingham City Council’s planning committee will vote on the scheme on March 4.