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Student Flats Planned for Derelict Coventry Pub

Posted by Richard Ward in

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Plans have been put forward to transform a former pub in Coventry into student accommodation with 66 bedrooms.

Located in Foleshill the derelict pub sits next door to a nightclub and has lay vacant for seven years.

According to the application submitted to Coventry City Council the former pub has "been left to decay and ruin" and is currently of no "historical significance".

Developers hope the planned student accommodation will help to relieve housing pressures in the city by providing an alternative to living in private rented homes. It's also understood that in the coming years the restaurant adjacent to the site will be redeveloped helping to further rejuvenate the area.

Under the plans the student development will be five storeys tall and consist of cluster flats of between four and eight rooms. All rooms will come equipped with en-suites and each cluster will feature shared living spaces.

Residences will also be able to use the sheltered cycle storage, which will have space for an estimated 40 bicycles.

Concerns have been raised over the possible increase in crime if new flats are built in the area, with the West Midlands Police recommending a number of measures developers could use to protect against crime.