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New Student Flats Proposed for Nottingham

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A planning application has been submitted to Nottingham City Council to turn offices in Clarendon Street into student flats.

Despite the building not being vacant, student housing company Kexgill, submitted plans to transform the site into a mix of cluster flats and studios with a total of 18 bedrooms.

The 900 sq m site dates back to the 1960s and under the proposals will have 24 hour CCTV to prevent anti-social behaviour along the roadways adjacent to the student housing.

Documents submitted as part of the application, stated: "It is proposed that the lower ground floor will be also used for accommodation by increasing the depth of the windows and lowering of external ground levels to provide sufficient emergency egress from the building and allow for adequate levels of natural light".

"A realigned entrance stair and modern glass canopy will complement the scheme. A secure cycle store will be provided to the rear if the building along with a revised bin store".

"We consider that the change of use to student accommodation is a viable use for the building in this prominent and well-located area, serving the needs for a student population with education facilities easily accessible by foot."

A decision is due on the scheme before the end of the year.