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Plans Submitted for 196-Bed Coventry Accommodation

Posted by Aisling Murphy

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Plans have been submitted to Coventry City Council proposing the demolition of the the existing industrial building on Burnsall Road, and erection of a new purpose built student accommodation.

The warehouse on the site was previously used, however has been "essentially" vacant for two years due to business restructuring.

Plans were submitted by Harris Lamb Planning Consultancy on behalf of DR2H (Burnsall Road). The site is highly accessible to the University of Warwick, approximately a 10 minute walk to the Campus. It is also conveniently located for accessibility to shops and other services.

The accommodation will consist of 196 studio units, each having its own bathroom and cooking facilities, as well as a bed and living space.

The proposed building incorporates 6 floors of accommodation. 8 of the units on the top floor will have private roof terraces. The plans also include a communal roof terrace at the southern end of the building.

Plans also include communal living spaces, including shared living and dining/cooking areas, study rooms, a cinema room and gym. Bike storage is also planned to be provisioned.

The plans state that: "Due to lack of stock, the provision of this additional PBSA will give much needed choice for students wishing to live in this type of accommodation next to the campus, and will further support positive university growth."

"The site will deliver a number of benefits including economic benefits through the construction phase in terms of jobs and purchase of materials and services but also once operational by attracting more students into the City and the additional spend they will make to City businesses."

"Provision of PBSA will also have the effect of meeting student demands for high quality accommodation whilst also freeing up traditional housing stock in the City, making this available for other renters and purchasers."