PLANS have been unveiled to redevelop an iconic tower into student flats.
Bellstan Properties Ltd are bidding to turn Venture Tower in Fratton Road to provide a total of 88 flats in addition to student communal spaces, a games room, a gymnasium and a landscaped roof terrace.
The plans, submitted to Portsmouth City Council, would see a substantial redevelopment of the existing building with the flats built between the first and the eighth floor.
The common room and roof terrace would be constructed on the third floor.
A total of three car parking spaces would be proposed in addition to 36 cycle spaces.
Portsmouth Cycle Forum have objected to the plans on the grounds of cycling provision.
A statement from the group said: ‘If the developers are genuinely interested in encouraging active travel, they are likely to need more than 32 bike spaces. It is obvious that cycling would be more attractive than walking.’