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Norwich Student Developments Set for Approval

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Two significant student accommodation projects in Norwich could be approved this week after two separate applications were recommended for approval ahead of a council planning meeting.

The largest of the developments consists of repurposing St Crispin's House on Duke Street into 614 student beds.

The property was built in the 1970s and rises to six storeys at its highest point. Under the plans put forward the new student accommodation block will consist of eight storeys, while the existing atrium will be removed and replaced with a courtyard.

The accommodation will also come equipped with communal areas, a common room and a residents' gym.

The second application set for approval involves developing a car park to the rear of Premier Inn on the north bank of the River Wensum.

The scheme consists of 152 student beds arranged in cluster flats over nine storeys.

Both applications are due to granted approval at a Norwich City Council planning committee meeting being held this week.