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162-bed Liverpool Scheme Gains Approval

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Plans to build a 162-bed student accommodation scheme in Liverpool have been given the green light.

Situated at 33 Devon Street, the site is located within the city's "Knowledge Quarter" and will consist of 162 studios as well as four retail units situated on the ground floor.

YPG Developments aims to regenerate the derelict site, which lies north of the University of Liverpool's main campus. The scheme is also just a short walk from Liverpool John Moores University's city campus.

Managing director at YPG Developments, Ming Yeung, said: "We are delighted to have secured planning permission for this student development on Devon Street. We aim to create a high standard of student living and revitalise this particular part of the city."

The scheme has been designed by the Liverpool-based design company Smith Young and represents the second planning approval Knight Frank has secured for YPG Developments in recent weeks.

According to Andy McMullan, of Knight Frank: "The development is perfectly situated for both universities and research businesses and is close to the redevelopment of Royal Liverpool Hospital.

"The scheme will allow residents to live the student lifestyle whilst supporting local attractions and support Liverpool's knowledge-based economies."