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19th Nov 2018
Loughborough University has submitted plans for new campus student accommodation.
The £40 million pound application includes 623 student bed spaces, as well as an Elite Athlete Centre with room for 84 beds, a central Hub building and a warden's house.
If given the go-ahead ten existing buildings on campus will be demolished to make way for the new development.
The University said around £40m would be spent on the project, which will create sport specific accommodation in an effort to secure Loughborough's place as a training centre for elite athletes.
According to the design and access statement submitted as part of the application: "More places on campus will reduce the need for private off campus accommodation."
The project is due to start in August 2017, with completion scheduled for the start of the 2019 academic year.
Chief operating officer at the university, Richard Taylor, said: "Our community partners continue to highlight a wish for the University to invest in student accommodation on campus so as to minimise the impact on housing in the town and the new proposed plans are our response to this.
"This is an exciting project. It will deliver benefits on a number of fronts and will be of huge value to the University and our communities."
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