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Student Accommodation Proposed for Preston Social Club

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Plans have been put forward to build new student accommodation on the site of a former social club in Preston.

Located close to Preston's university campus, the current building will be demolished to make way for purpose-built student accommodation.

If approved, the new scheme would consist of buildings between four and seven storeys and will be able to accommodate 152 students.

The former social club closed its doors in 2014 and the land was later sold that year.

Commenting on the application, architects David Cox, said: "The site, at present, detracts from the area and redevelopment will stimulate benefits including a more vibrant street-scene to Maudland Bank.

"A livelier frontage to the canal side is to be redeveloped over the medium term into a green corridor by the University of Central Lancashire. In the short term this frontage will provide better natural surveillance to the existing playground which is underused."

They added: "It gives high quality purpose-built accommodation for students in the city."

The plans have been submitted on behalf of developers Fort Group Limited and are now open to comments via the city council website.

The application comes as the University of Central Lancashire works on developing the Adelphi roundabout and surrounding area as part of its £200 million redevelopment of the Preston campus.