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Major Development at Bournemouth University to Get Go-ahead

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Plans for a £100m development at Bournemouth University are set to be given the go-ahead. Included within the plans are additional bed spaces for 500 students as well as new teaching facilities.

The university submitted the proposals earlier in the year to develop the new Bournemouth Gateway Building on its Lansdown Campus, which overlooks St Paul's Roundabout.

The seven-storey building will host accommodation for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and will include a resource centre, learning space, offices as well as teaching and research facilities. The site will also be able to accommodate 117 car parking spaces and room for 200 bicycles.

Phase two of the project will include the construction of a new student halls of residence located just off Lansdown Road and will cost around £37m. The development will consist of 550 beds split between cluster flats and studios across a 14-storey building.

The student accommodation will be owned and operated by Three Sixty Developments, via The Student Housing Company and will house students enrolled on Bournemouth University Courses. It's hoped that the academic building will be complete by 2018, with the student accommodation ready by 2019.

The proposals will be discussed by Bournemouth Borough Council's planning committee on August 15, with councillors recommending that the project goes forward.