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Future Generation secures planning permission for Cambridge scheme

Developer Future Generation has secured planning permission for a £25m student scheme in Cambridge.

Most of the accommodation will consist of rooms with shared living and kitchen facilities, however there will be 20 self-contained studio apartments will also be provided.

Future Generation is the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) arm of developer Southern Grove.

Andrew Southern, chairman of Southern Grove and Future Generation, said: “This attractive scheme is going to continue to show off our strengths when it comes to designing spacious living quarters that don’t cut corners when it comes to design and quality of life for students.

“Whilst demand for student accommodation in some parts of the country is beginning to tail off, there is huge ongoing demand for purpose-built student accommodation in Cambridge.”

Approval for the 154-bed project — named ‘Barnwell Gate’ —followed consultation with officers, local councillors and residents over the past 18 months.

This resulted in the majority of respondents to the consultation supporting the scheme.



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