272-bed Newcastle Scheme to Be Approved

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Plans to develop a 272-bed student accommodation scheme in Newcastle look set to be approved.

Intersect Architects is looking to demolish the prominent three-storey building located on Kings Manor Business Park and replace it with purpose built student accommodation that can accommodate up to 272 students.

Clough House was built in the early 1990's and will make way for a scheme comprising of six, seven and eight storey individual blocks.

The Z-shaped development will consist of a mix of cluster flats and studio units. Also included within the plans are a gym, laundry room and common room.

A report submitted in relation to the development to Newcastle City Council said, while no details of economic benefits were submitted with the application, it is acknowledged that the project "would provide investment into the city, would provide housing for students and opportunities for local training and employment."

The report continued saying the site - "presents the opportunity to create a distinctive, high quality arrival point" which will sit well within its surroundings.

Newcastle City Council has recommended the project is approved at its meeting on November 11.