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Planning Approved for 103-bed Scheme in Nottingham

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Planning permission has been granted for a 103-bed student accommodation block which is to be built on the site of a former bar and music venue in Nottingham.

IMAP Properties of Enfield will build the development on the site of the former Bar Seven and Junktion 7 venue in the Canning Circus area of Nottingham, with both sites having been demolished earlier this month.

Consisting of 69 apartments the scheme was initially granted planning permission in 2013 but was subject to a number of alterations.

The development will also include a number of social spaces for students as well as retail units located on the ground floor.

The proposals also suggested that the property could be easily converted should the need arise. In particular the building's appearance has been specifically designed to become a high quality landmark for the area with large windows in a regular grid which could easily be converted to hotel or apartment use instead of student accommodation.

The statement submitted in support of the planning application said: "As property markets change over time it is important to consider building design which can be adaptable to future change of use should trends in the local market change and student accommodation is no longer required."