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£73m Coventry Student Accommodation Block on Track

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A huge student housing complex being constructed on the former Royal Mail site in Coventry is "on track" according to its developers.

The £73m development has been entrusted to Barberry Developments, who are working with Coventry University to create 1,116 student beds as well as a shopping centre at the Bishopgate site.

With work scheduled to begin this autumn it's hoped that the first phase of the development will be competed in 2018, which will see three out of the planned five tower blocks being erected.

The three blocks once complete as part of phase one, will be able to accommodate around 721 beds.

The original plans submitted by the developers took just eight weeks to gain approval, which according to Barberry Developments, demonstrated the council's commitment to fast-track investment and regeneration of the city centre.

According to director Henry Bellfield, "Coventry council has played a key role in getting the project to this point and has shown real dedication to fast-tracking high quality regeneration and bringing new investment into the city".

The development marks just one of several student accommodation schemes planned for the city with others scheduled to be built at Belgrade Plaza, Allied Carpets, Lower Ford Street and London Road.