Further developments have been announced for an area of Newcastle that is becoming very popular with students.
In November 2013 a planning application was submitted for three adjacent sites between Stoddart Street and Clarence Street in the city’s up and coming Ouseburn area. The £16m housing block development will be a collaboration between BAM Construction and Connislow and comprise of some 410 bed spaces spread over three buildings.
There will be one eight storey block and two six storey blocks, as well as 13 car parking spaces and storage for up to 100 bikes. The ground floor will be reserved for cafe or shop usage.
Ouseburn has become popular with student developers after councillors sought space away from student hot spot Jesmond. The former industrial area has vacant lots as well as historically significant buildings that have been regenerated and now boasts an eclectic mix of pubs, creative industries and student accommodation and affordable housing schemes.