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Student Accommodation Earmarked for Former Southampton Bank

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Plans to build a new multi-million-pound student development have been submitted to Southampton City Council.

The Millhouse Group is looking to build 125 student beds at 31 High Street, which was once a former bank.

The accommodation is to be targeted towards postgraduate students and the development site will include a restaurant and gym.

Under the proposals, the front three-storey facade of the existing Heritage Asset would be retained and a new five storey building constructed to the rear.

Commenting on the plans, managing director of Khoury Architects, Andrew Khoury, said: "There is certainly a demand for student accommodation in the city.

"We have taken into account all of the local heritage to make the development fit in with the local area."

The application is supported by councillor John Noon, who suggested the development will help bring back to life a local listed building.

A decision is due on the application in September.