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Leicester Scheme Granted Planning Permission

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Planning permission has been granted to a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development in Leicester.

Consisting of 43 studios, the project was designed by InkDrawn and will be built on the site of a former antique dealership.

The current building will be demolished to make way for two blocks of accommodation, including a four-storey building with 22 apartments and a three-storey building with 21 studios.

Commenting on the scheme, Dan Nestoruk, director at InkDrawn, said: "This project has been three years in the planning, and we've worked extensively with the local authority, our client, UK Land Ltd and Marrons Planning to bring forward a design that will integrate with the neighbourhood and benefit Leicester's significant student population."

"The positioning and orientation of each block were informed by the surrounding properties to ensure privacy is retained, while the massing and materials are designed to complement the street scene."