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Plans go in for Nottingham Island Quarter student rooms


The Conygar Investment Company has submitted a detailed application for the next phase of development at The Island Quarter in Nottingham.Congyar’s latest planning application to Nottingham City Council is for a purpose-built student accommodation scheme.The designs, by Day Architects, show a 702-bed development with a range of accommodation types including studios and cluster living.Couch Perry Wilkes, is providing mechanical and engineering consultancy services.The student accommodation will support The Island Quarter’s residential plans across the site, with rental apartments forming part of phase 1B – already in for planning – and future plans for family housing.Conygar acquired the 37-acre Island Quarter site in Nottingham city centre in December 2016. The site was formerly the headquarters and laboratories of Boots, the chemists, and has been mostly vacant for more than 25 years. An outline planning application was submitted in June 2018 and the resolution to grant planning permission for the mixed use scheme was granted by Nottingham City Council in April 2019.The permission for the development is for over two million square feet to include offices, student housing, private residential and build to rent flats, a hotel and, potentially, an entertainment and leisure venue.