Student accommodation to be built at city’s waterfront

Plans to convert a former malt house into student accommodation and teaching space have been approved.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 17th October 2015, 7:00 pm
PHASE ONE OF WATERFRONT WAKEFIELD
PHASE ONE OF WATERFRONT WAKEFIELD

Backstage Academy, which runs degree level courses in the creative arts, submitted plans to convert Waterfront House on Thornes Lane to expand on the number of courses it offers.

The plans include creating 74 new bedrooms, half of which would be en-suite, and retaining the existing car park which has 28 bays.

Office space and a reception would also be developed as part of the proposals.

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Wakefield Council’s planning and highways committee approved the plans at a meeting yesterday.

Backstage Academy has links Wakefield Theatre Royal and Wakefield College.