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Work begins on Nottingham Student Development

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Work has begun on transforming a 1950s-office block in Old Market Square, Nottingham, into a multi-million-pound student accommodation scheme.

Clegg Construction has started work on the site, which will see the upper floors of Norwich Union House in South Parade converted into 88 studio rooms for students attending university in Nottingham.

The £3.3m scheme, for RedOak Property, is due for completion in the summer of 2017.

Commenting on progress, Simon Blackburn, managing director of Clegg Construction, said: "The Norwich union site is progressing well and will complete in time for the next intake of students wanting high quality accommodation in the heart of Nottingham.

"Student accommodation remains a primary sector for Clegg Construction, this scheme is one of three similar projects currently being undertaken by our teams."

The building is a well-known landmark in Nottingham and despite its 1950s exterior it sits within the historic city conservation quarter.

In addition to developing the site, Clegg Construction facilitated a tour of the building as part of a module for students studying Construction Management at Nottingham Trent University.

David Jones, course leader of the BSc (Hons) Construction Management course at Trent, said: "We're delighted to have developed a good working relationship between the university and Clegg, which make these kinds of site visits possible. Our ties with Clegg will continue to develop and will lead to more opportunities for students throughout their studies."