Headlines London Road Development News Regeneration London Road Development To Provide Additional 139 Bed Spaces By Craig Woollaston Posted on December 23, 2016 2 min read 0 1,698 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Developers behind a major new development in Coventry City Centre are seeking permission to increase the number beds available to students from 568 to 707 following proposed changes to the internal layout. The development was granted panning permission in January 2016, and will comprise of three buildings ranging in height from 10 to 14 storeys, as well as 21 three-storey ‘townhouses’. The original proposals provided a total of 568 student beds, however following a detailed review of the scheme as part of the appointment of a contractor various minor modifications have been proposed, which mainly relate to the internal layout of the development, with the external envelope largely being retained as approved. The new proposals centre on the internal re-configuration of the floorspace to change the townhouses to cluster flats. Following detailed analysis of the scheme, the developers have concluded that this type of student accommodation has been deemed to be inefficient and does not meet an identified student market need. This element is proposed to be re-planned internally into traditional cluster flats as per the layout of the 10, 12 and 14 storey elements that formed part of the original proposal. The changes are considered ‘non-material’ as there will be little impact on the external appearance aside from slight amendments to the location of windows as a result of the internal layout alterations. Demolition and site clearance is expected to commence next spring.