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Plans Submitted for Aberdeen Student Development

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Plans have been put forward to develop a student housing complex in Aberdeen.

The scheme, which has been proposed by West Coast Estates, would see a student accommodation development being built on the derelict site next to Bobbin Mill pub on King Street.

The site would be able to accommodate up to 100 students and would also include new shops and businesses.

According to Iftikar Mian, director of West Coast Estates, the proposals represent an opportunity to see significant investment in a prominent and derelict site, which will transform the eyesore into something local residents can be proud of.

The site would also benefit from its proximity to Aberdeen University as well as its transport links to the city centre and beyond.

If the plans get the go ahead the site would be managed around the clock with security systems and would also come with garden space for students.

There are already a number of other student accommodation schemes proposed across the city. Last week, city planners backed proposals to construct 425 student beds at the former BT engineering depot on Froghall Terrace.