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Planning permission approved for new residences on Stirling campus

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The redevelopment of student residential accommodation on the University’s Stirling campus received planning consent from Stirling Council on 19 April.

The redevelopment includes the demolition of some  existing buildings and the provision of just under 800 new bedspaces spread across four locations.  The new accommodation will include 80 flats, 22 studio apartments, 11 nine-bed townhouses and nine flats for families.

Karen Plouviez, Director of Estates and Campus Services at the University, says: “The approval of our planning application represents a major milestone in this exciting and challenging project.  

“The new accommodation will reflect the expectations of today’s students and help to maintain Stirling’s enviable position as a place where student satisfaction with the all round campus experience is high.  We also recognise what a beautiful campus we have and the new buildings will be sensitive to the existing architecture and stunning landscape setting.    

“The University is a much favoured venue for summer conferences and events and the new accommodation will make it even more desirable.  The  local economy  will benefit from the additional holiday and conference business that will be generated”.

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