More than 400 new student bedrooms could be built in Preston with a new large-scale block of flats.Advertisement
Moor Lane would see the four to six floor building created at the corner of with Ashmoor Street.
Sizer House has been recommended for approval by planning officers at Preston City Council.
Offices currently used by the University of Central Lancashire would be demolished to make way for the new flats numbering 425-bedrooms in total.
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A gym, prayer room, two roof terraces and a library would be incorporated as well as two shops or cafes facing into Moor Lane.
Council officers have stated the proposals, from David Cox Architects and Pillars Sizer Ltd, need to look at the contribution towards travel plan monitoring as a condition of any approval.
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No objections have been received to the scheme which was lodged in January this year.
Council officers write in their report to councillors: “The proposed development would provide a high quality designed purpose-built student accommodation that would be well related to the University Campus, which is located in a highly sustainable location in close proximity to the City Centre. The scale and design of the development would be striking and visually prominent, but has been sensitively designed to integrate into the urban street scene and would positively contribute to the character and appearance of the area.”
Councillors meet on Thursday 26 April to consider the proposals.
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