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"70 flats to be built inside the ring road - and they're not for students"

Postby dutchman » Wed May 09, 2018 8:07 pm

A city centre office block will be converted into flats after planning permission was granted last week

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Plans to turn Greyfriars Court into 70 dwellings is the latest redevelopment in the city to have been given the green light.

The site, located on 2-10 Greyfriars Road, 2 Sheriffs Orchard and 12-14 Queen Victoria Road is currently home to two Coventry estate agents, and it is not known what will happen to these.

However, it is believed that the ground floors of 2 Sherriff's Orchard and 6-8 Greyfriars Road will remain in use as offices.
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In early March, Coventry City Council received a planning application from Coventry Greyfriars LLP, which showed the plans to alter the part four-storey, part five-storey building.

Built in the late 1980's the property currently contains a mixture of commercial tenants and a number of vacant units.

But, under the new plans, the building will now provide 70 residential units in total.

Of these, 11 will be studio units, 20 will be one-bed units, and 39 two-bed units.

The site currently has car parking, of which 31 spaces will be retained, with a number making way for 72 secure cycle racks.

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I don't see anything there that suggests they're not for students? :roll:
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Re: "70 flats to be built inside the ring road - and they're not for students"

Postby dutchman » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:47 pm

This £4m Coventry office block could become student accommodation

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It’s the Coventry office block that has just changed hands for almost £4million - and it could eventually become student accommodation.

Greyfriars Court, which is close to Coventry railway station, has been sold in a £3.75m deal.

The Greyfriars Road building was sold by Birmingham-based property company Hortons’ Estate.

The building, which comprises 50,000 sq ft of office space, was sold to First Urban.

The London-based property investment and development company has admitted it is exploring alternative uses for the building - including residential conversion and student accommodation.

Commenting on the acquisition on its website, First Urban said: “50,000 sq ft office investment acquired

“Multi-tenanted and income producing with asset management opportunities.

“Alternative uses including residential conversion and student accommodation being explored.”

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I'd never have guessed! :roll:
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