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£130m Student Accommodation Scheme Approved in Hull

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Plans have been approved to build a £130 million student accommodation scheme in Hull.

The development will increase the amount of student accommodation on campus and will offer a range of single rooms and one bed apartments.

The scheme, which will be able to accommodate 1,462 students, received unanimous approval from Hull City Council.

In addition to a range of accommodation types, the site will also feature a central plaza and student amenities.

The University of Hull is working with University Partnerships Programme (UPP) which will raise the required funds and handle the design, construction and operation of the project.

Active vice-chancellor at the University of Hull, Glenn Burgess, said: "Our £130m project will create more high-quality accommodation for our students.

"The West Campus Residences Project will contribute to the university's commitment to offering the best student experience and help continue to attract high-calibre students and staff, who bring an exciting range of talent and cultures to the city and enhance the local area."

In addition to the student housing, planning permission has also been granted for a new sports centre for students and the community, located at the University of Hull.

The sports centre will come equipped with a 12-court sports facility, including international standard netball courts and seating for 700 spectators.