The University of Newcastle has unveiled plans for new student accommodation in the city.

The university purchased a two hectare site on the corner of Worth Place and Civic Lane from the state government in 2018.

Plans have now been revealed for a nine storey building on the site which will become home to 450 students.

The project will also feature outdoor communal spaces and ground-floor shops.

The building is scheduled for completion in 2026.

Artist’s impression of proposed University of Newcastle student accommodation