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Derby Council Approves 244-bed Accommodation Block

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Derby city council has approved plans to build a student accommodation block consisting of 244 rooms.

The accommodation will be located in the city centre in Agard Street next to One Friar Gate.

The property has been designed by architecture firm Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher and will feature one-bed en-suite rooms arranged in 45 clusters of between four and six units.

The accommodation will also house communal rooms, comprising of kitchen, dining and lounge facilities.

According to Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director, Hari Punchihewa, the university is expanding its international postgraduate student offering. They are also in the process of setting up an International Institute for Policing, which it hopes will attract local research students as well as overseas students.

As a result, it's expected these students will require contemporary student accommodation, which means that additional residential development should be attractive to students, whilst being economical for the university.