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Plans Submitted for Hull’s £130 Million Student Development

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Plans have now been officially submitted in relation to UPP's £130m student accommodation development in Hull.

The University of Hull had previously appointed University Partnerships Programme Ltd (UPP) as the preferred bidder for its significant investment in new student housing.

The proposals have now been lodged with Hull City Council and describe plans to develop student accommodation able to house 1,462 students, which will be located west of the Cottingham Road campus.

If given the go ahead, three existing university buildings would be demolished to make way for the new development, which would also include a central plaza and thoroughfare, as well as landscaped green spaces.

According to a statement submitted as part of the application: "The proposals will significantly enhance the ability of the university to offer quality living accommodation to students on campus and provide a high quality contemporary design that better relates to its heritage setting, enhances its quality and appearance, improves the site's relationship with the public realm and integrates the development with replacement accommodation across the campus."

The plans include twelve student accommodation blocks from four to nine storeys tall, along with a shop, cafe and replacement sports changing facilities.

A decision on the development is expected in the new year with construction to begin in May 2017 and completion of the project due at the end of 2019.

Commenting on the plans Professor Glenn Burgess, active vice-chancellor at the University of Hull said: "Students increasingly want modern, high-quality accommodation.

"This development ensures we are able to meet these needs, as well as increase the number of students who can live on campus, in managed, secure and sustainable accommodation."