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Iconic Nottingham city offices to become 140-bed student accommodation

Plans are to change the use of the 2nd to 9th floors of the Pearl Building in Nottingham.

The recognisable building stands on Wheeler Gate and Friar Lane overlooking Old Market Square in Nottingham city centre.

The building was built in 1962.

Plans have been submitted to Nottingham City Council to convert the existing office building (2nd to 9th floors) and car park at upper ground floor level to student accommodation.

The scheme will provide a total of 140 bedrooms.

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The Design and Access Statement prepared by Maber Architects is to support a full planning application for a student accommodation scheme at Pearl House, Friar Lane, Nottingham.

There will be no changes to retail units that sit on the ground floors.

According to the D&A statement, planning approval for the first floor level for change of use from Offices to 15 residential apartments was granted in November 2017.

This scheme has been implemented.

In March 2017 planning approval was granted for the conversion of the 2nd to 9th floors into residential apartments.

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Associated student amenity space will include social spaces, quiet study spaces, a cinema, a gym and a laundry.

The scheme will provide 64 cycle spaces in a secure cycle store.

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