Unite’s £70m Liverpool Scheme Approved

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Unite has been given the go-ahead to build a 1,085-bed student accommodation scheme in the centre of Liverpool.

The £70 million project brings the total development pipeline to be delivered within the next three years to over 5,000 beds.

The new scheme is to be built alongside Unite's existing Grand Central student village, which is reportedly 99% let for the 2016-17 academic year.

Unite is planning to open three new sites close to Liverpool's Lime Street station in time for the 2019-20 academic year.

The latest development has been designed by KKA Architecture and consists of a mix of 8,11 and 15 storey blocks.

Managing director of Property for Unite Students, Richard Simpson, said: "We are delighted to have secured planning consent for this site in Liverpool, which is one of the UK's most popular university cities, with a growing student population and where we have significant experience having operated for over 15 years.

"This development will help to meet the strong demand for student accommodation and provide a safe and secure home for students. We will continue to progress our secured pipeline which remains focused on regional locations with strong student markets."