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80-bed Student Scheme Set for Completion by September

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Work is underway to transform a city centre site in Plymouth into student accommodation.

The £3.5 million block of student flats are due for completion by May and ready for students to move in by the start of the new academic year in September.

Developers are transforming the former Comet building, situated on Mayflower Street, and adding an additional three storeys to create high-end flats able to accommodate up to 80 students.

Within the plans there are also designs to create commercial spaces on the ground and lower-ground floors.

Commenting on the construction, Joe Taylor, managing director of Create Construction, which is working on the site, said: "Intensive work has started with the outside building being finished in May and fully completed in September 2017.

"We are very excited about Aspire House which is an exciting development, and will be a prominent landmark rejuvenating a run-down part of the city and most importantly creating jobs."

Director of developer Pillar Land Securities, Richard Pillar, suggested the world of higher education in Plymouth was changing, as are the needs of students. As a result, Aspire Student Living will offer students spacious student accommodation, which will come "beautifully furnished with spacious storage solutions".

The property will also feature super-fast broadband, high-end features and a fantastic service.

The accommodation is being targeted towards foreign students who have cash to spend on high-end student accommodation, where security and location are important factors.