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CityBlock Expand Into Residential Housing

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CityBlock, the Lancaster-based student accommodation provider, is to expand into the residential housing market with the launch of The Urban Project.

The Urban Project has been established to meet the demand for city homes and has already purchased its first site, located in the Jewellery Quarter area of Birmingham.

Andrew Bargh has been appointed by CityBlock and will oversee land acquisitions and scheme delivery.

Commenting on the expansion into residential property, Martin Crews, development direct of CityBlock, said: "Expanding into the residential market has been our goal at CityBlock for a long time, with lots of exciting plans in place behind the scenes, so we are delighted to now be able to launch The Urban Project."

"Andrew's knowledge of both the design process and the residential housing market makes him the ideal person to lead this new arm of the business. CityBlock has a proven track record of providing quality purpose-built student accommodation and we are confident we can use this experience to build and create high quality and unique urban homes."

CityBlock already manage a number of student accommodation schemes in Durham, Lancaster and Reading.