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Student accommodation scheme proposed for Swansea

Words: Roger Milne
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Student accommodation specialist Watkin Jones has unveiled proposals for a 350-bed scheme in the centre of Swansea on the site of a former HM Revenue and Customs office.

The site, which previously housed the Valuation Office Agency, is next to Swansea railway station.

The developer has begun consultation with the local community ahead of submitting a planning application later in the year, which will include studios and cluster accommodation, alongside communal and amenity facilities.

Watkin Jones is already active in Swansea, having recently developed and completed a three-phase 967-bed scheme in the city.

The company states that the project will add much-needed student housing capacity as Swansea University student numbers have increased 11.5 per cent over the past three years, while students from Trinity St David’s University have increased by 47.9 per cent.

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