10-storey Student Block Proposed for Coventry

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Additional student accommodation has been proposed on the site of a former factory just outside Coventry city centre.

Consisting of 217 beds, Coventry Parkside Ltd have applied for planning permission to build the new halls of residence at 33 Parkside, Cheylesmore.

If plans gain approval the existing building would be demolished to make way for the new student accommodation, which in some places could be as high as 10 storeys tall.

Each room would come equipped with a bed, desk, kitchenette, shower room and breakfast bar or small dining area.

Students living in the building would also have access to a common room, gym, laundry facilities and courtyard with seating.

Developers said they plan to plant trees to block the view of the existing ring road for those accommodating the lower floors.

Students themselves living in the development wouldn't be allowed to own cars and if they borrowed or hired them they wouldn't be allowed to park near the building.

Councillor Naeem Akhtar said: "It's close to the city centre, it's on unused land, it's not in a residential area and it's close to other student accommodation blocks so it's the ideal place. It's good for the city, good for the university and good for the students."

A decision on the proposal will be made by planning officers from Coventry City Council by mid-December.