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1,000 Student Beds Planned for Liverpool

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Plans have been submitted to develop two buildings on land between Erskine Street, Prescot Street and Low Hill in Liverpool, which could lead to the construction of more than 1,000 student beds.

The £100 million student housing development has been put forward by Elliot Property Construction and Equity Group and will consist of one 14-storey building that will be able to accommodate 1,007 students, as well as an 11-storey apartment block.

The plans also included space for yoga studios, a residents' gym, a bar and study zones. The student housing block would be built on the corner of Low Hill and Erskine Street, backing on to Manfred Street and Prospect Street, with the industrial buildings currently on the site being cleared.

If planning permission is granted the developers hope that building work will begin next summer.

Elliot Lawless, director of Elliot Group said: "The development of the Royal hospital and the mayor's recent announcement of a huge expansion to the city's knowledge Quarter have acted as a catalyst for our plans.

"Both will add further demand for nearby high quality homes, notably among workers at the hospital and students from the neighbouring medical and dental schools. The design quality and on-site amenities are a cut above other such schemes as a result and we expect the convenient location to score very highly, too."