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Unite’s £40m Birmingham Development Approved

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Work is set to begin on a significant new student accommodation development in the centre of Birmingham after planners approved proposals put forward by Unite.

Situated in Birmingham's Gun Quarter, Unite Students is planning to build a 14-storey student block able to accommodate 586 bedrooms.

Dubbed International House, the accommodation will sit on land previously occupied by self-storage facility Safestore between Stainforth Street and Lancaster Street.

Unite's group property director Richard Simpson said of the site: "We are delighted to have secured planning consent for this important site in one of the UK's most popular university cities.

"These cluster-led developments will help to meet the strong demand for student accommodation and provide a safe and secure home for students.

"We will continue to progress our secured pipeline which remains focused on regional locations with strong student markets."

If all goes to plan the new student housing is due to be ready in time for the 2018-19 academic year.

In addition to International House other student developments in the Gun Quarter include the former old home of Charter House and former Globe Works, which are both currently under construction.