WORCESTER residents are being urged to attend consultation events this week to find out more about the proposed £100m “University Court” development in St John’s.
Residents will have the opportunity to speak to planners from the University of Worcester and view the early plans for the proposed development on the corner of Oldbury Road and Laugherne Brook.
The meetings will begin tomorrow on Tuesday (July 19) at Worcester Community Trust Green Centre in Dines Green, from 3.30pm to 7pm, and continue on to Wednesday (July 20) and Thursday (July 21) at Worcester’s Guildhall in High Street, from midday to 4.30pm.
Situated seven minutes from St John’s Campus, the planned ‘University Court’ is set to provide accommodation for 700 students along with supporting facilities such as a cafeteria and new teaching space.
The plans will also provide provisions for parking and attractive landscaping for the area.
University vice chancellor and chief executive, Professor David Green, said: “We really do encourage residents to come along and talk to us, share their views and find out more about what our vision is for this site. We hope people will agree that this is an exciting new development for the City and the wider region.”
Following the public consultations, the university hopes to finalise its outline plan and make a planning application to Malvern Hill District Council in the autumn.
Subject to approval, it is hoped that the first phase of development would begin in the summer of 2017.