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Steel tower given go ahead in Plymouth

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nPlymouth-towerJan15Plans have been approved by Plymouth City Council for a £26M 22-storey high student accommodation scheme which on completion will be the city’s tallest building.

The 78m-high steel-framed structure, designed by Boyes Rees Architects, has been developed in consultation with Plymouth City Council, which has a policy to encourage more tall buildings in the city centre.

The site is in a prominent location, at the northern end of Armada Way, facing onto the junction of Cobourg Street and Western Approach.

A spokesperson for Boyes Rees Architects said a steel framed solution for the building was chosen as it offered the quickest and most efficient construction programme.

The building will be operated by The Student Housing Company, which already operates the Astor House building in the city that opened in 2013 and is currently home to 519 students of Plymouth University.

Work on the project is expected to begin early this summer.

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