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Work Starts on Cardiff’s Largest Ever Student Scheme

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Work is due to start on what will become the largest ever student accommodation scheme in Cardiff.

Construction work on the 711-bed Cardiff East Bay scheme will begin imminently, which will replace the existing Evans Halshaw Citroen dealership site, close to the centre of Cardiff.

The development was granted planning permission earlier this year and work can now start following the sale of the site from Pendragon to the specialist student accommodation development firm JEDS Investment.

The developers have an ambitious plan to deliver the scheme in time for the 2019-20 academic year.

The student accommodation will come equipped with a gym, cinema room, and other student amenities and will become a landmark building in the city.

Fletcher Morgan acted for Pendragon on the £3m deal and said although other uses had been explored, student accommodation provided the best outcome for the client.