Godwin Development has gained approval to redevelop the Bendigo Building, Nottingham’s former Royal Mail sorting office, into a 692-bed student housing development.
Planning approval was granted subject to clarification of further design details.
The scheme will see the currently disused property – vacant for nearly 20 years – demolished and replaced with purpose build student accommodation (PBSA), in a mix of studio apartments, four, five and six-bedroom clusters and accessible studio rooms.
There will be six car parking spaces and 312 cycle storage spaces.
Matt Chandler, development director at Godwin Developments, said the development would “ transform this eye-sore of a building into a thriving student hub”.
Godwin’s architect is RG+P, planning consultant is P&DG and engineer is HSP Consulting.
The decision means Godwin Developments has secured approval for more than 1,000 units this week following planning approval for The Meridian, a 23-storey build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in Sheffield. [See our previous report here.]