- The Unite Group, the UK's leading owner, manager and developer of student accommodation, has received resolution to grant planning permission for its 913-bed student accommodation development in Middlesex Street in London.

The consent remains subject to approval from the Greater London Authority, which is anticipated in the next few weeks.

Nick Hayes, Unite Students group property director, commented: 'London is the UK's largest student market but also one of the most difficult in which to deliver new supply.

'Middlesex Street creates new supply in a strategically important location where there is a shortage of affordable, high quality accommodation. The scheme adds to our London pipeline, which already includes the 678-bed forward fund development at First Way in Wembley, due for completion in 2020.'

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