Green light for Coventry 580-bed student tower

Aaron Morby 2 months ago
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Crosslane Student Developments has secured planning consent for a 583-bed purpose-built accommodation scheme in Coventry.

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Crosslane's planned Friar's Road student building

A 19-storey student block will be built on a cleared derelict site located at the junction of Friar’s Road and St Patrick’s Road, within the city’s main ring road and a short walk to Coventry University campus.

This will house 140 studios and 443 en-suite cluster flats along with study room, gym, cinema and kitchen-dining room.

The Coventry scheme is one of several in the pipeline for the developer.

It follows Crosslane securing of conditional planning consent for a 117-bed purpose-built student scheme in Leeds last week.

The Crosslane Group also has a 165-bed project in Portsmouth out to bid with Bouygues, Osborne and J J Rhatigan.

DAY Architectural drew up designs for the Coventry scheme.

Mike Moran, Development Manager, Crosslane Student Developments, said the scheme would open in time for the 2019/2020 academic year and be the firm’s first student accommodation project in Coventry.

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