Engie Awarded Kingston University Contract
19th Oct 2018
Plans have been put forward to develop The Hub, situated at the Mary Arches Street and Bartholomew Street East junction in Exeter, into student housing.
Under the proposals, the 1950's building could be demolished and turned into a 31-bed student accommodation block.
Plans put forward to Exeter City Council outline the developers aim of creating uninterrupted student accommodation along Bartholomew Street East. The same developer already has a scheme underway located directly opposite the proposed site.
Both developments would be branded The Neighbourhood and the new scheme will be an exact copy of the pre-existing development site.
According to developers, the plans are a direct response to the growing number students studying within the City and the significant need for student accommodation.
Documents submitted as part of the application, said: "This is set against the wider need for housing land within Exeter and the opportunity provided by such purpose-built student accommodation to 'free up' traditional homes in local communities for families."
Those students living in the proposed accommodation will have access to facilities at Quintana Gate, which includes a gym, study rooms, communal areas and a concierge.
The planning statement concluded the development was in line with relevant local and national planning policy and will provide high quality student housing within a sustainable location.
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