Student Housing Could Replace Former Telegraph Offices

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Plans to redevelop the former home of the Telegraph have been submitted to Coventry Council after previous planning permission granted for the site expired.

Located on Corporation Street, the former site of the Coventry Telegraph has been unoccupied since the newspaper moved out of the site to Canal Basin in 2012.

Outline planning permission was granted in 2011 by Coventry City Council to demolish the existing buildings and develop the site into office spaces, 250-bed hotel, 385-bedroom student accommodation and up to 84 residential dwellings. However, permission for the proposal expired in August this year.

Site owner Trinity Mirror has now submitted a new application to the council, which is almost identical to the previous plans but also features space for retail units, bars and restaurants.

Plans lodged with the council suggest that the scheme could create almost 250 jobs if it can be delivered.

The new proposals are now subject to a period of public consultation which will end on September 30.