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Another Hundred Student Flats Heading to York

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans have been submitted to build nearly 100 student flats on a site in York city centre, extending an existing 326-bed development.

Maple Grove Developments has put forward an application to City of York Council to redevelop the site off Redeness Street.

The same developer was responsible for the neighbouring Brickworks student accommodation scheme, which opened in September 2016. The latest plans represent an extension to this scheme.

The application calls for the demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a new four and five storey scheme. The scheme will consist of 98 students flats across 20 clusters.

Documents submitted as part of the application said the development would create jobs and increased expenditure from students.

The documents added: "The proposals will function as an extension of the Brickworks scheme, sharing the same operators, facilities and effective site management."

"The design, scale and massing of the proposed development reflects the high quality of the Brickworks scheme, respecting the density of adjoining and pending developments in the area."

If delivered, the site is expected to be managed by iQ Student Accommodation.