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Nottingham Site Earmarked for Development

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Nottingham College's Beeston campus has been acquired by a developer, with plans to transform the site into student accommodation.

The site was purchased by ALB Group for an undisclosed sum.

The firm has earmarked the 120,000 sq ft site for student apartments, with the main building converted into accommodation. The older buildings are designated as not fit for purpose and are scheduled to be demolished.

A formal planning application is yet to be submitted but it expected to be put forward to Broxtowe Borough Council.

Managing director Arran Bailey said: "We are delighted to have acquired this former educational establishment, which is right next to a tram stop, providing fantastic transport links. Pending planning permission, we hope our potential plans for student accommodation can help to alleviate some of the concerns residents may have had about student properties and houses of multiple occupancy in residential areas."

"This site is away from those neighbourhoods, and we are pleased to be involved in the transformation of this part of a main Beeston gateway. "It isn't far from the Beeston Square development, which will feature an eight-screen cinema, creating a great night-time economy for students and locals alike."

Keith Clark, director at CBP Architects, added: "CBP Architects is delighted to be continuing our association with the ALB Group on this high-profile project."

"This is an exciting opportunity to re-purpose and revive the redundant college buildings, bringing them back into the community and maximising the site potential for a mixture of residential uses, including three-bedroom and two-bedroom houses, apartments and student accommodation. This would provide living accommodation across the spectrum, from family accommodation to young couples, the elderly and students."