Green light by planners for Vita Student Nottingham
Approval has been granted for more than 323 student flats in the centre of Nottingham.
Vita Student is behind the proposed scheme for a part six, eight and none-storey building in Station Street.
Nottingham City Council approved the scheme at a meeting on Wednesday 18 July, and the project will also include a coffee ship and use former railway arches as space for street traders.
The application was originally revealed in May when Bildurn submitted a proposal to build a mixed-use scheme, which would include 50,000 sq ft of office space, at the nearby 11 Station Road site.
The scheme at 25 Station Road will include 101,375 sq ft of internal space and include a 5,963 sq ft student hub and a 871 sq ft gym in the building.
The site used to be occupied by an office block which was constructed in the early 1970s but work to demolish it began in March.
Vita Group’s strategic planning director, Michele Steel, said: “Nottingham has been on our radar for some time, with over 50,000 highly achieving students in the city, it’s a no brainer for us.
“We are so much more than accommodation providers, and want our students to use our contacts and the support we offer to really kick start their careers. We’re looking forward to giving the city’s student community the Vita Student treatment and proving our value in the city.”
Work is expected to start in November and finish in time for the start of the 2020 academic year.