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Town centre hotel could become student accommodation
12:00pm Sunday 24th June 2012 in News
A FORMER hotel could be turned into student accommodation.
The Scheregate Hotel, in Osborne Street, Colchester, closed in September 2011 and has been empty ever since.
In February 2012 it was bought by the Partridge Property Partnership, which runs ten student blocks in Colchester.
Now the partnership has applied to Colchester Council to change the use of the building from a hotel to a residential student hostel.
The plans for the grade two listed building include renovating 32 bedrooms, an increase of four from the Scheregate, and two communal areas, as well as creating an internal courtyard.