New student accommodation has been proposed for Sunderland, which might see two old city buildings being destroyed to make way for the new building.
Plans have been put forward by Wearside-based business Fitz Architects. They were contacted by SR News but did not want to comment.
The plans, if accepted, would see the former J Speeding and Co Sailworks, in Whickham Street Sunderland, being turned into a five-storey student accommodation centre, with as many as 53 new flats, housing more than 70 students.
The accommodation complex will also include communal facilities, private garden areas and associated parking for up to 79 students.
The plans have been given to Sunderland City Council for approval. They were previously approved for the site to be turned into student accommodation in June 2012.
A spokesperson for Sunderland City Council said: “The application will be considered on its merits and with regard to national and local planning policies, and other material considerations.
“Public consultation is underway and interested parties have the opportunity to make representations through the planning process.”
The University of Sunderland currently have five student accommodation buildings on offer to students: Clanny House, Panns Bank, Scotia Quay, the Precinct and the Forge, which is owned and managed by U Student, in partnership with the University.