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Fresh Plans Submitted for Bath

Posted by Richard Ward

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Plans have been submitted to build 127 student beds in Twerton, Bath after the previous application was refused by Bath and North East Somerset Council in 2018.

According to the developers, the £10million project will result in the demolition of the Jubliee Centre, creating a new building up to five storeys tall.

The applicants Longacre Estates and Watkin Property Ventures say they will future-proof the scheme by ensuring it can be converted to residential apartments if demand for student accommodation declines.

Documents submitted as part of the application said: "The proposed purpose-built student accommodation will provide a mix of cluster flats and studios and will be provided to the market on a speculative basis."

"It is intended that the purpose-built student accommodation will be managed by a reputable student management company who are already managing existing purpose-built student accommodation elsewhere in the city."

"The design has been fully future proofed so that the accommodation proposed on the upper floors could be converted into residential apartments in the event that demand for purpose-built student accommodation reduces in future."

The applicants also stressed that the importance of new investment in the city following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic cannot be understated and will help to revitalise Twerton.