Hurstwood’s sister company Crystal Property and Land has been granted planning permission to convert their building in Bolton town centre to a 39 bed student accommodation.
The plans provide for six student flats with a total of 37 bedrooms, each with on-suite bathroom facilities and shared kitchen and living space, plus an additional two self-contained bed-sit apartments.
The building, located on Mawdsley Street, was built in 1868 and was originally occupied by the Mechanics’ Institute and College. It is currently divided into a number of rooms spread over three floors plus basement space and was most recently used as a fitness club.
Crystal has already spent over £100,000 in refurbishment budget to improve and maintain the building.
Hurstwood Chairman Stephen Ashworth said: “Our Mawdsley Street property lends itself to student accommodation. It is already divided into a number of small rooms over three floors and features a great deal of character. The building is only a 10 minute walk from the university and is ideally located within the town centre, close to the shops and amenities. The proposed £48m transport interchange is also just a stone’s throw away. We predict that, when occupied, the property will bring a great deal of new business to the shops and leisure facilities of Bolton town centre.”
Plans for the proposed student accommodation can be seen below. To find out more about 30 Mawdsley Street, click here.