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Vita Student Plans 374-bed Cardiff Scheme

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A public consultation is being held over plans to construct a 17-storey student accommodation block in central Cardiff.

The proposals have been put forward the accommodation provider by Vita Student, who bought the site located at Bradley Court on Park Place in January.

The new purpose-built student accommodation would consist of 374 apartments, as well as facilities such as a cinema and games room, gym, private dining area and study spaces.

The scheme also includes improvements to public spaces and it's hoped the development will help rejuvenate the area.

According to Vita Student, the development will provide significant improvements to the areas surrounding the site and around the Dock Feeder by the New Theatre, which the company is seeking feedback on.

To help the company in its application process and to ensure plans are supported by locals, Vita Student is undertaking a period of public consultation.

A company spokesperson said of the plans: "We are excited to bring Vita Student brand to Cardiff, and want our proposed development to bring with it wider benefits to the local community.

"Our initial thoughts seek to build market-leading student accommodation on a disused and dilapidated site using award winning architects Feilden Clegg Studios who have produced a design that we feel is befitting of this important gateway location."

The site sits in a desirable location, as it's within walking distance of Cardiff city centre, Cardiff University and Cardiff Central railway station. It's also located close to several Cardiff University buildings, including the Student Union which is just 500 metres up Park Place.