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Student Flats Heading for Former Bristol Nightclub

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Plans to convert a city centre nightclub in Bristol into "boutique" student accommodation have been given the green light.

Developer Urban Creation will develop the nightclub Silk into 13 student flats. The nightclub and neighbouring bar at number 50 Park Street have been shut for around 18 months and it's hoped the development will help to breathe life into the run-down building.

Urban Creation submitted a planning application for the site in October 2017 and follows a string of planning permissions granted for new student flats in the city.

Under the plans 13 bedrooms will be created, including two three-bedroom flats, five one-bed duplexes with an upper bedroom area, and two studios.

Commenting on the development, Jonathan Brecknell, director and owner of Urban Creation, said: "This property caught my eye as I could see it had the potential to be transformed from a vacant, somewhat dilapidated building into a vibrant, characterful space for students to live in and make the most of city life."

"These high-quality apartments will meet a known demand from both UK and international students who are keen to embrace everything this buzzing city has to offer, with the student scene right on their doorstep."

All being well the new student flats will be ready for occupation from January next year.