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100-bed Student Scheme in Aberdeen Approved

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Plans put forward to develop student accommodation next to a popular city pub in Aberdeen have been approved.

Aberdeen City Council has given the green light to build purpose-built student accommodation next to the Bobbin Mill pub on King Street.

Submitted by West Coast Estates last year, the development will result in the creation of 100 student beds, as well as up to three retail units.

The scheme will also include space for 50 bicycles as well as a dedicated garden.

Director of West Coast Estates, Iftikar Mian suggested the current site was an eye soar, but an ideal location for student accommodation.

Mr Mian added: "We are delighted that the plans have been approved by Aberdeen City Council.

"We have sought to work closely with the council and indeed all those with an interest in the proposals and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their input.
There are very few locations in the city that have such an enviable setting, one that is directly adjacent to the University of Aberdeen but importantly has excellent connectivity to the city centre and beyond.

"Significant investment will now come forward to transform this eyesore into a carefully and well thought-out mixed-use development that residents and others can be proud of."