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Future Generation Receives Approval for Guildford Scheme

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Future Generation has secured planning permission to build a state-of-the-art student accommodation complex in Guildford.

The luxury student accommodation will consist of 533 bedrooms and will feature a sky lounge and fitness boutique. It will also benefit from an exclusive partnership with Samsung, with students able to use the latest Samsung kitchen appliances, wi-fi, virtual reality headsets and one of the company's first LED cinema screens in the UK.

Work is expected to start on the development in 2019 with the project completed in time for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Commenting on the scheme, Andrew Southern, Chairman of Future Generation, said: "There has long been a crisis in the provision of student housing in Guildford."

"Rents in the private sector are among the highest in the country with demand far out-stripping supply. Students in Guildford are in need for good accommodation."

"Our scheme will provide the much-needed increase in quality student accommodation in Guildford as highlighted in the recent University of Surrey Students' Union 'Living at the Limit' campaign."

Future Generation is planning to build 10,000 student bedrooms across 25 locations over the next five years.