Student Developments Driving Out Coventry's Businesses
20th Jul 2018
Watkin Jones Group have submitted plans to demolish the Coventry Boys and Girls Club in the city centre and relocate it as part of huge 800-bed student development.
The towering scheme, earmarked for Whitefriars Lane, would consist of two 13 and 17-storey blocks able to accommodate 778 students.
Under the proposals the club will be demolished and relocated to a permanent home in a building on the western edge opposite the Coventry University sports centre.
Documents submitted as part of the application said: "The redevelopment includes construction of a purpose-built facility for the Coventry Boys and Girls Club with modern high-quality accommodation.
"The focal point of the club will be the 'Main Hall'.
"The Main Hall will function as a communal space with a cafe behind bi-fold panels, allowing the space to be used for events or separately depending on requirements.
At the first-floor level there are two music rooms and a flexible space for multi-purpose use. On the second floor above the music rooms there is a boxing gym."
The student accommodation aspect of the development will consist of cluster flats and studios and will come equipped with amenities such as study rooms, laundry facilities, bike storage and an external landscaped courtyard.
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