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iQ Student Accommodation Plan 17-storey Sheffield Development

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iQ Student Accommodation has put forward plans to develop a 17-storey student accommodation block in Sheffield.

Situated on a car park in St George's Close and close to Sheffield University, the £15 million development will consist of 257 bedrooms.

The bedrooms will comprise a mix of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom non-ensuite apartments, 4 and 6 bedroom ensuite cluster flats, and single en-suite studios. The rooms will be split across 106 units of accommodation and each cluster flat will come with communal living areas.

Documents submitted as part of the planning application indicate that student accommodation has previously been deemed as acceptable for this location, which was confirmed in pre-application discussions with the City Council.

Developers also argued that the new student accommodation will help to increase footfall, further enhancing connectivity in the area. It's hoped the additional footfall will also stimulate additional regeneration of the local vicinity.

A decision is due on the development by Aug 16.