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Crosslane Submits 583-bed Plans for Coventry

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Plans have been submitted to Coventry City Council to develop a 19-storey student accommodation block close to the city centre.

Situated on Friar's Road, the scheme has been put forward by Manchester-based Crosslane Student Developments.

The proposed scheme consists of 583-beds and sits on Friar's Road at the junction with St Patrick's Road, within the ring road on the south side of Coventry city centre. The substantial student housing development would comprise of 140 studios and 443 en-suite cluster flats with communal areas and will also come equipped with a common room, study room, gym, cinema and kitchen-dining entertaining room.

Crosslane Group said it had chosen the particular site because of its close proximity to the Coventry University Campus, as well as the city centre and train station. The company added that its interest in the city was primarily due to Coventry University being the fastest growing university in the UK by student enrolment.

With the university announcing major investment in its facilities over the next five years, Crosslane expects applications at the university to further increase.

Mike Moran, development manager for Crosslane Student Developments, said: "Crosslane is delighted to have submitted its first planning application for a student accommodation development in Coventry.

"The proposed scheme is right in the heart of the city centre and a short walk to Coventry University. At 583 beds, the scheme would be a significant contribution to easing the supply-demand fundamentals, which persist for purpose-built student accommodation in the city."

If the proposals go ahead, upon completion the new block will be managed by Prime Student Living, which already manages student accommodation across the country.