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Student Beds No Longer an Option

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans have been put forward to build 27 serviced apartments in Chester.

Proposals have been lodged to convert a vacant office building next to Telford's Warehouse into serviced apartments.

In 2015 planning permission was granted to build an 18-bed student complex but the development was never built.

Current owners are Yuehua Ma, Jiaji Ma, Huilan Zhu and Ziaodong Hou, who have entered into a contract for Trophy to purchase the property subject to planning.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "Our client has established a requirement for this type of property in the area with detailed research being carried out to confirm the Chester market is severely lacking in the accommodation proposed."

"As discussed in the design element of this statement this project sets out to transform a vacant and currently unmaintained property with an architect designed property that can cater for current and future needs of their occupants."

"The properties will be built for the short term rental sector, owned and maintained by Trophy Homes, who have a 25 year track record in the market in the North West of England. In creating an inclusive and sustainable environment with architectural merit, our client believes that this development will be a positive addition to the Garden Quarter area."

"This project proposes to create a greater choice of temporary accommodation and deliver modern standards to visiting residents."