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Dundee Student Flats Set to Become a Hotel

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Plans to redevelop the site of a former Dundee furnishing company into student accommodation have been amended, resulting in two new hotels being built.

Councillors have approved plans for the £20m development, which will see the B-listed Wilson House in Barrack Street demolished.

Work on the site, which has been unoccupied since 2011, is expected to start in July with building work being completed by October next year.

Developer SHG had originally intended to use the site as student accommodation but agreed to alter its plans following representations from the local community council and the public.

Commenting on the development, SHG chief executive Craig Inglis, said: "Our amended plan aims to retain as much of the character and charm of the building as possible but to put it back into use so that it can contribute to the economic vibrancy of the city."

"Everyone respects this fine building but no-one wants to see it lie dormant any longer."

"Our proposal will give it back its dignity and help it to continue its part in the city's growth."