Nottingham city centre building with student accommodation plans goes on market

A view of 10-12 Lister Gate in Nottingham city centre
-Credit: (Image: Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)

A Lister Gate building that could house student accomodation has gone on the market as plans for the apartments remain under consideration. The Nottingham city centre street has been hit badly by the demise of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and it is therefore home to several vacant shops.

Yet several developers have seen the potential in the buildings by submitting plans for student accomodation in the spaces above many of the empty units. Permission has been given for 14 apartments above the former Stock Giant store, whilst 156 beds are due to be housed above the former Marks & Spencer store.

Meanwhile, three new apartments will be created above numbers 19-23 Lister Gate and 12 flats will be housed above the old Shoe Zone store. The most recent plans submitted to Nottingham City Council were created by the ALB Group, which previously acquired 11 properties on nearby Bridlesmith Gate.

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The plans would see the upper three floors above the former EE store becoming 11 studio apartments. The first and second floors would each house four apartments, whilst the third floor would feature three. Each apartment would come with an en-suite shower room, kitchen area, storage and desk space.

In planning documents, architects Jackson-Crane Architecture previously said: "Bringing these spaces into use will have a positive impact on the local area with increased footfall. The existing building will be preserved and retained with mainly internal changes and only minor modifications to the front elevation are proposed.

"The scheme will help preserve the appearance and quality of the existing site. The proposed scheme will meet the needs of the local area in supplying a diverse mix of new housing to an established mixed retail and residential location.

"Preserving the privacy and outlook of neighbouring properties has been carefully considered." The building is being marketed by Innes England for £650,000 and the student accommodation plans are still being considered by Nottingham City Council.