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14th Dec 2018
Planning applications have been submitted to demolish part of a former school in Nottingham and transform it into purpose-built student accommodation.
Hydrogen Ltd have put forward two separate applications to Broxtow Borough Council to redevelop the site surrounding Dagfa House School, in Broadgate, Beeston.
The development site is split across two plots of land, which are separated by properties owned by the University of Nottingham.
Under the proposals, houses will be built that can accommodate 96 students on Site A and 136 students on Site B.
Commenting on the application, Chris Waumsley, head of planning and environment for Freeths, acting on behalf of Hydrogen, said: "There is inadequate purpose-built accommodation serving both universities at the moment - and that puts pressure on the normal housing stock.
"Most of the student accommodation built today has been aimed at first-year students who have gone into halls of residence. This is aimed at second, third-year and post-graduate students - they are the ones who move into student houses.
"This location is about as close to the university as you can get without being on the university grounds."
Both applications will be considered by a Broxtowe Borough Council planning committee in December, with building work expected the following spring, if given the green light.
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