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Plans Submitted for Huge 20-storey Student Tower

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Plans have been submitted to build a 20-storey block of student accommodation in Great Shaw Street.

Upon delivery the student accommodation would become Preston's second tallest building, behind only to the Church of St Walburge.

ASSH Investments are looking to provide around 300 student bedrooms, ranging from smart studios to deluxe apartments.

The building will also feature a 24-hour concierge service, onsite catering, private cinema, gym, study rooms, communal lounges, car parking, and laundry and cleaning services.

Managing director at ASSH Investments, Shoyab Musa, said: "This development will provide Preston with a new statement building while also creating jobs and economic growth."

"UCLan is creating a world-class campus through its £200m investment and aspires to attract more students from across the globe. Our vision for LoftHaus is to set a new standard in luxury student living in Preston, helping UCLan to continue competing with the best."

"As a proud Prestonian, I feel proud to be bringing forward these plans which will help to further regenerate the city's thriving student quarter."

PWA Planning is advising ASSH Investments on the scheme, which has been designed by Preston-based David Cox Architects.