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Student Flats Proposed for College Site

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Plans are being drawn up to develop a 20-storey building featuring more than 450 student flats on the former Leeds College of Technology site.

Leeds City College is due to open its new £60m Quarry Hill Campus in September, with the new facility expected to welcome 3,000 students.

As a result, the college's schools of Creative Arts and Social Science will be relocated, along with facilities and space for Leeds College of Music.

The move will result in the College of Technology, Woodhouse Lane campus becoming surplus to requirements.

Plans are due to be presented by Metropolitan and District Securities to Leeds City Council's City Plan Panel later this month.

The company is proposing to demolish the existing building, replacing it with a brand-new development with a total of 458 student bedrooms arrange as a mix of clusters and studios. It will also come equipped with three new commercial units and will result in the improvement to the public realm in the area.

The city panel will be asked to give their views on the proposed scheme, including the use of the site as student accommodation.