Plans submitted for creative co-working hub and student accommodation - The Leamington Observer

Plans submitted for creative co-working hub and student accommodation

PLANS have been submitted for a mixed-use development in Leamington’s Old Town including more student accommodation.

HG Living wants to build a 328-bed student accommodation complex, together with a creative hub of co-working spaces along with a café.

The canal-side site on Althorpe Street is currently home to aging industrial buildings and the developers say the new proposals would regenerate the area and foster growth of creative industries, with the establishment of a flexible co-working spaces for start-up and new businesses.

The developers also say the co-working space would act as a catalyst for employment-led regeneration in the area with the creation of 135 potential jobs, consistent with the Creative Quarter vision.

Sustainable features of the scheme include onsite sustainable energy generation, rainwater harvesting, sustainable travel infrastructure and extensive tree planting and landscaping.

Rob Greaves, director of HG Living, said: “We are delighted to be submitting plans following many months of pre-planning work and community outreach.

“We have undertaken a significant period of engagement with both the district and county councils as well as residents in order to put forward our proposals to transform the site in line with the Creative Quarter vision for the area.

“Our proposals present a unique opportunity to reinvigorate the area and provide a boost to the local economy. We would like to thank local residents and other stakeholders for taking the time to provide constructive feedback on our plans to date.”

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