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206-Bed PBSA Coming to Lansdowne

Posted by Aisling Murphy

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Shore Construction have now complete the demolition of the site located at 17a Christchurch Road, Lansdowne. Work will begin soon on the construction of a new student accommodation on the site.

The application was originally submitted in May 2017 and approved by planners in September 2018. The site was previously home to a plant and machinery hire company.

Planners commented that the Development Plan "would not materially harm the character or appearance of the area or the amenities of neighbouring and proposed occupiers and would be acceptable in terms of traffic safety and convenience".

The block will consist of seven-storeys, and contain 206 student beds, made up of 28 studios and 178 flat beds in a mixture of four, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten-bed clusters. There will be a total of 42 kitchens across the building.

Plans also include communal spaces, composed of a gym, common rooms, and social study spaces. External cycle storage will also be included.

The accommodation will be accessible to Bournemouth University students.

Work is due to be complete on the accommodation in September 2023.