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Aberdeen approves £20m student scheme

2 Dec 14 Aberdeen City Council has approved plans to build a £20m student accommodation development in the city centre.

Developer Unite Students has received planning permission for the development of a one acre site in the centre of Aberdeen. Completion of the 120,000 sq ft project is expected by September 2016 and will provide accommodation for 399 students.

The site was acquired from Aberdeen City Council and is currently occupied by a derelict, listed school building. The development, called Causewayend, will include the refurbishment of the school, which will house 16% of bedrooms, with the remaining rooms being built in an adjacent six-storey property.

Unite Students already operates four properties in Aberdeen, housing more than 1,300 students.  Working closely with the local community, Aberdeen City Council, the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, Unite plans to help accommodate the large and growing number of students studying in the city. 

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