A pair of developments which will provide more than 210 bedrooms for students in Birmingham are set to be given the green light tomorrow.

Birmingham City Council's planning committee is expected to follow officers' recommendations and approve the projects in Nechells and the city centre.

In September, the Post reported that plans had been lodged by Birmingham-based Millenium Holdings to redevelop land between Windsor Street and Kellett Road, east of Aston University's campus (see gallery below).

The building would range from two to four storeys and provide 72 bedrooms across a mix of studios and shared flats, 34 bikes spaces but none for cars.

Manchester-based O'Connell East Architects has designed the project while the directors of Millenium Holdings have previous experience in the hospitality and care home industries.

If approved, it is due to be open in time for September 2017 and will be managed and operated by Amare.

The second project on the agenda of tomorrow's committee meeting is at 83-92 Bromsgrove Street, south of the city centre.

Southside Central, a newly incorporated company registered in Northampton, is working with city practice Glenn Howells Architects and Stourbridge-based PJ Planning to redevelop a surface car park.

The company initially applied for permission to build an eight-storey block containing 73 one-bedroom apartments, a 3,274 sq ft ground floor commercial unit and parking for 40 bikes.

This has since been revised so members of the planning committee will now consider a proposal for 133 studios and seven one-bedroom flats, again over eight storeys, with 40 spaces for bikes and the commercial unit but no parking.