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Unite Submits Plans for Birmingham Development

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Unite Students has unveiled plans to build a major student accommodation development in Birmingham city centre.

The student housing specialists have outlined plans to build a new £40 million complex named International House, which will consist of 586 bedrooms.

Located on a vacant plot in the city's Gun Quarter the site would become Unite's fifth in the city and will take the company's total number of beds managed in the city to 3,300.

The company acquired the land for the new scheme in May this year but has only now lodged a planning application to build on the land, which was previously used by a self-storage company.

Located between Staniforth Street and Lancaster Street, Unite Students is seeking permission to demolish the existing buildings and construct a series of units ranging from six to 14 storeys tall.

The rooms will be a mixture of studios and shared flats and there will be a cafe on the ground floor and common room facilities on two floors.

Birmingham's Gun Quarter has been a popular area for student accommodation projects, with other schemes including the Threesixty Developments' new complex in Bagot Street, Studios 51, Penworks House and Sanctuary Students.

If all goes according to plan International House is schedule to open its doors in 2019 and will likely attract students attending nearby Aston University and Birmingham City University.