Plans for huge student block on former art deco pub site in Canley

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Plans for huge student block on former art deco pub site in Canley

Postby dutchman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:00 pm

The proposed development would replace a car dealership


A new 222 bedroom student accommodation block could be built on the site of a former art deco pub in Canley.

The proposed building would be located on the Fletchamstead Highway, replacing the existing Auto Choice car dealership site.

The car dealership has stood since 2009, but prior to that, the site was home to an art deco pub called The Fletch.

Named after the historical Fletchamstead Hall, the pub opened in 1937, and had eye-catching glasswork and a distinctive art deco style.

In later years the back room turned into a music venue, before the pub finally closed in 2008.

But before any development can take place, further research is needed on the site, as a Preliminary Unexploded Ordnance Threat Assessment highlights the site as high risk, in part due to the discovery of an unexploded World War Two bomb in nearby Henry Boteler Road in 2012.

Warwickshire based Sykes Planning Ltd have submitted a planning application, which states: “The applicants seek detailed planning permission to demolish the existing buildings on site and erect a new building providing 222 student bedrooms and associated facilities.

“The proposal would provide a range of high quality, purpose-built, student accommodation.

“The rooms would be arranged in 31 clusters of either 6, 7, 8 and 9 bedrooms (including ‘accessible’ bedrooms), each with en-suite facilities. Each cluster would have a shared kitchen and dining area and communal staircases will provide access to all floors.

“The layout and cluster approach is designed to foster a better community spirit.

"A wider sense of community is also encouraged through the provision of shared external space and a student common room at third floor, which would have panoramic views towards the City Centre.”

The application draws upon the “ambitious plans” that Coventry City Council have for the city, and seeks to provide a solution to housing the ever growing number of students in the city.

Plans are currently in the consultation stage, which runs until September 29.

Auto Choice are said to be looking to relocate elsewhere in the city.

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Re: Plans for huge student block on former art deco pub site in Canley

Postby rebbonk » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:01 pm

Had many a good lunchtime in there. :)
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