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£3.2 million scheme to provide luxury flats for students in Bradford listed mill development

Bradford’s Latest Student Accommodation with 74 Luxury Studios in Conjunction with Citywide Students

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A PROPERTY development company has pledged to transform a crumbling listed warehouse in the city centre into plush student flats by next summer.

MKD has been granted planning permission to convert 149-151 Sunbridge Road, a grade two listed, seven storey building dating back to 1905, into 74 ensuite student flats.

And the company has told the T&A that the £3.2 million scheme will be inspired by boutique hotels, with large rooms fitted with plasma screen TVs dashing the traditional image of the utilitarian student flats of the past.

The company’s application said that only the ground floor of the building was currently occupied, that the roof was leaking and most of the windows missing or having rotted away.

The development, approved by Bradford Council, includes an additional two storeys built to a rear wing of the building.

Has Hussain, business development manager for the company, said the aim was to have the property redeveloped and ready for students by August 2016.

He said: “We are going for boutique student accommodation with this. It will be luxury flats with a boutique hotel feel to them, but they will be going for the market rate.

“We will be incorporating 42 inch plasma screen TVs into the rooms but we will still only be charging them the normal rates for student accommodation. We want this place to have 100 per cent occupancy so we need it to stand apart from other student developments on offer.”

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