Duo of major student schemes get go-ahead in Nottingham

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Two major student accommodation schemes have been approved for Nottingham, creating more than 980 new bedspaces in the city.

The first development, on Norton Street, on part of the former John Player factory in Radford, is to comprise two accommodation blocks of 7 storeys. Each block would accommodate a mix of studios and 3 to 10 bed cluster apartments, comprising 587 bedspaces in total.

The ground floor of ‘Block D’ would have extensive communal and ancillary areas including a lounge, study area, gym, spa, laundry room, and bike storage. A lounge area with roof garden is additionally included at level 7. ‘Block E’ would also have a lounge area at ground floor level. Landscaped outside space is to be provided within a ‘green heart’ area.

Hyson Green Developments are behind the plans for the site, currently a former car park.

The second development, which sits at the junction of Wilford Road and Traffic Street, involves the erection of an up to 17 storey building.

The site has historically been used for industrial and commercial purposes since the 1880’s and was latterly occupied by Sentinel House, used by Boots as offices and a laboratory. This was demolished and the site cleared in

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