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Plans submitted for student flats at Hoe Centre site

Hoe Centre
Image caption The University of Plymouth wants to build student flats on the site

A planning application to convert the site of an old armed services building into student accommodation has been submitted to Plymouth City Council.

The University of Plymouth owns the partly-demolished Hoe Centre and former Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) on Notte Street.

It wants to build flats ranging from four to nine storeys high on the site, which fronts onto Armada Way.

The application also includes plans for retail units on the ground floor.

The building, constructed in the 1950s, originally provided a base for the NAAFI to provide catering, retail and leisure services for members of the armed forces in the city.

It was later bought by the university and housed the university's school of architecture from the 1980s until it was closed in 2007.

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