New student flats for Aberystwyth

Cantref, a local housing association, have unveiled plans to build 13 new student flats just outside the town centre.

They plan to re-build and expand the old passport office between Marcos and Spar on Northgate, the congested road at the bottom of Penglais Hill, with 62 rooms – which will all have ensuite bathrooms and share kitchens and common areas.

Work is planned to start in January 2012 on the flats, and they should be completed by August 2012.

Cantref submitted the formal application for planning permission on the 30th September, and the scheme also includes space for car and cycle parking, a management office, a rubbish collection point and a laundry.

Cantref were not available for comment at the time this article was published, but we will endeavour to update this story as and when more information becomes available to us.