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Huge Nottingham Scheme Set for Approval

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One of the largest student accommodation developments in Nottingham has been recommended for approval prior to a final vote next week.

Under the plans, Jensco Group is looking to build two blocks of student accommodation for up to 522 students on a site between Traffic Street, Waterway Street West and Sheriffs Way in the city centre.

Although the scheme won't come with parking, it will include 235 cycle spaces, as well as e-bike charging points.

Nigel Bobroff, director at Jensco Group, said of the project: "Jensco Group has significant knowledge of the East Midlands with developments including the award-winning One Friar Gate Square for the University of Derby School of Law and Social Sciences and Agard Court, student housing also for University of Derby."

"Traffic Street, a high-quality and sympathetic purpose-built student housing development on the edge of Nottingham City Centre, with 24-hour a day on-site management and fantastic transport links to both universities, will be our first scheme in the city, seeing us continue our investment in the East Midlands."

"With 64,000 students predicted to be at Nottingham's universities by 2021, this development will not only address the need to accommodate them, but also play an important role in returning local homes to family use and enhancing the local community."

"Nottingham City Council figures show that there are around 18,000 students living in family homes that have been converted to provide student housing in the city's residential neighbourhoods. This development will help to free up these much-needed houses, whilst regenerating an important part of the city."