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IQ lodges plans for 17-storey Sheffield student tower

Student accommodation developer IQ has submitted plans for a 17-storey scheme in Sheffield.

The developer has lodged proposals for a new development at St George’s Close near the University of Sheffield’s main campus, which will house 257 rooms.

The building, which ranges from six to 17 storeys in height, also includes communal living areas on each level and a 3,100 sq ft of amenity space on the ground floor.

Designed by architect Seventyfour, the project will be built on the site of a surface car park adjacent to the existing Allen Court student housing development.

Previous plans for the site included a student accommodation block ranging between five and 10 storeys in height, which was granted planning permission in October 2016. These plans were never progressed and the former planning permission on the site has now lapsed.

IQ’s project will form part of a new cluster of student developments in the area, with planning approval in place for two neighbouring schemes.

The St George’s Close project sits around 300 m west of a 16-storey student development on Winter Street, which won planning approval in February this year, while a mixed 16-18-storey student scheme given the green light in November 2016 is located around 500 m to the east.

IQ Sheffield St George's Close CGI 2

IQ lodges plans for 17-storey Sheffield student tower

The three buildings form part of a booming student housing pipeline in the city.

Plans were approved for a mixed 10-16-storey project designed by Axis Architecture earlier this month.

Client Langland Estates is due to build the £13m scheme, which sits adjacent to the city’s Grade-II listed Head Post Office.

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