Rebuilding will double Southamptonstudent accommodation

A plan to double the number of students living in a leafy city suburb has won approval.

The University of Southampton will now demolish the 19th century Bassett House and the aging post war Chamberlain House in Glen Eyre to boost student homes. The replacement accommodation blocks would house more than 400 students – up from the current 200.

University bosses hope this will not only provide modern digs but also curb student ghettos that plague neighbourhoods such as Portswood and Swaythling …


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