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98 Student Beds Earmarked for Former Coventry Office

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A former newspaper office in Coventry is set to become student flats if planning permission is granted.

The student accommodation earmarked for Greyfriars House will come equipped with a private gym and cinema.

Developers Blue Bear Management Ltd want to create a total of 98 student beds split across a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats.

To facilitate the student bedrooms, they would also need to add a further two storeys to the building, resulting in a five-storey block.

If given the go-ahead students that accommodate the building will have to sign a contract agreeing not to park within two miles of the building apart from in pay-and-display car parks.

In addition to the gym, common room and cinema available to students, there will also be a bicycle store with enough room for 33 bicycles.

The current building is situated at the back of the former Coventry Post Office, which has already been developed into student housing, but has remained unused after the law firm Newsome Vaughan vacated the property.

A decision on the application is expected to be made at the beginning of June.