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"Deeply concerning" many student blocks remain unfinished.

"Deeply concerning" many student blocks remain unfinished.

The universities minister says it is "deeply concerning" so many student housing blocks remain unfinished, leaving students in temporary accommodation.

Chris Skidmore is calling together providers of student accommodation, many of them private developers, to "ensure these failures don't happen again".

He was responding to a BBC News report into how 22 private student housing projects under construction have not been completed for the new term.

This represents almost a third of the current private student-housing developments, according to the Unipol student housing charity.

Mr Skidmore tweeted: "We cannot allow this inadequacy to continue."

    

Student housing has been seen as a lucrative option for investors - but this autumn has seen a rash of accommodation projects not delivered on time.

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