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Public consultation gets underway for Aberdeen student flats plan

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April 8 2014

Public consultation gets underway for Aberdeen student flats plan
A public consultation has been launched today at the Powis gateway Community Centre, Aberdeen, for the construction of 270 student flats on the site of a disused retail store at Powis Place.

Designed by Carson & Partners to serve the nearby University of Aberdeen the eight storey block occupies a prominent corner position offering a range of two to nine bedroom cluster flats.

Billed as a zero car development there will be limited on-site parking but secure cycle spaces will be provided.

David Campbell, managing director, said: “There is continuous demand for student accommodation in Aberdeen, given its increasing importance as an educational hub.

"Our new development at Powis Place will bring regeneration to a prominent site and a key element of our proposals is the promotion of a highly sustainable offer to students, promoting sustainable travel options and minimal car use from the site."

A planning application is expected in June with completion pencilled in for August 2017.

Powis Place is the latest in a series of developments now underway by the student housing provider; including St Andrews and Partick.
Alumno have been spurred by growing demand for bespoke student accommodation in central locations
Alumno have been spurred by growing demand for bespoke student accommodation in central locations
The existing site is occupied by a derelict retail unit
The existing site is occupied by a derelict retail unit

The new block will be named Fraser Place
The new block will be named Fraser Place

1 Comment

Peter Atkinson
#1 Posted by Peter Atkinson on 8 Apr 2014 at 19:19 PM
The disused and heavily vandalised office unit opposite requires immediate attention. Unless something is already in the pipeline?

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