A DEVELOPER has applied for planning permission to build new student accommodation in East Greenwich.
The 49-bed, five-storey block is proposed in Denham Street, just off Woolwich Road. The site was previously used as a depot and offices for Lewis Coaches.
The developer hopes to benefit from requirement for student homes from both the University of Greenwich and Ravensbourne College.
A letter from the University of Greenwich submitted with the application confirms they have "unsatisfied demand for student accommodation" in the vicinity of their campus at the Old Royal Naval College.
The applicant behind the scheme is Mr David Purewall of Greenwich. It is proposed that the site be used as a car wash until the planning decision for the student accommodation is reached.