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Plans for student scheme at city’s main entrance get backing from planners

Plans for student scheme at city’s main entrance get backing from planners

Plans for a new student accommodation project at one of Nottingham’s busiest junctions have received the backing of planning chiefs ahead of next week’s planning committee meeting.

James Egan has submitted plans for a purpose-built student accommodation project on the corner of Pemberton Street and Lower Canal Street – on land that was used as a car park for almost 20 years – and on the edge of the Lace Market.

The plans outline a building – called Finley House – incorporating 81 student rooms, made up of 25 studios and 56 cluster apartments and designed by Arc Design Studio.

A planning statement says: “A new, high-quality scheme will be attractive to prospective students but also beneficial to the health and wellbeing of its occupants.

“The site is perfectly positioned for student housing due to its proximity to Nottingham Trent University and the new University of Nottingham campus on the former HMRC site. It will also help to revitalise the local area by attracting interest further down Canal Street and into the city centre.”

The proposed project would be next to the Hylyfe building.

The three- and four-story development facing Canal Street would retreat to three stories, continuing on Pemberton Street.

Councilors will vote on the project next Wednesday (July 17).

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