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Fusion Students Submits Plans for Liverpool

Posted by Richard Ward

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Fusion Students have submitted plans to replace a former Chinese supermarket in Liverpool with student accommodation.

Located in Upper Duke Street, the developer has now put forward an outline application to develop the site.

The Hondo store was put up for sale in 2017 after its directors decided to retire.

Fusion now plans to transform the site into a total of 430 student bedrooms, consisting of 149 studios and 281 cluster flats.

The accommodation will also come equipped with a gym, cinema, dinner party rooms and karaoke/ club.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "The site presents a huge opportunity to enhance both the urban fabric and public realm in this location, and has the potential to be a catalyst for further regeneration."

"The variety of accommodation proposed will attract undergraduate and post graduate students of all ages and nationalities, contributing to the vitality and diversity of the immediate area and city beyond, supporting existing and new local businesses alike."

"The site is well placed to serve the student population from The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)."

Fusion Students is already behind a number of developments and is opening new sites in Cardiff and Hatfield in time for the 2019-20 academic year.