Developers Watkin Jones and Liberty Properties argue the plans will help turn ‘negative urban space into an area of high quality’.
But Chester Civic Trust have voiced their objections to the designs and branded them ‘brutal and ugly’.
You have been having your say on the topic on our Facebook page.
Helen Vincent said: “You have some carefully designed buildings opposite that fit in with the terraces.
“This only fits in with things such as the market and the multi-storey car park. This whole area is being developed anyway, so it should fit in with that.
“The colouring makes an attempt to fit in, but student accommodation has to be cheap, quick and easily maintained.”
Jonathan Challinor said: “Has the architect of this just discovered Minecraft?”
Chevaune Stanley said: “The proportion doesn’t help.
“There are many modern buildings that fit nicely in with surrounding older buildings in cities, but as it is now, this isn’t one of them.
“The taller tower needs to be shorter, it reminds me of the standard stairwell that is attached to most multi-storey car parks.”
The site off Hunter Street behind King Street is currently a temporary car park.
Many of you were concerned about the impact on Chester’s heritage as more student accommodation is built.
Helen Greatbanks said: “Chester is being totally ruined and becoming a modern shoe-box city.
“Whatever happened to our quaint roman city, it’s heart has been ripped out.”
Mike Wyatt said: “How about building some affordable accommodation for the people of Chester?”
Pam Bauer said: “We do not need any more of these eyesores in Chester. It’s a beautiful and historic city and all architecture should reflect this.”
Not all of the comments were so damning.
Olivia Hunt said: “Looks no worse than everything else in that area.
“If you live in a city that’s what you have to put up with. I lived in Manchester and London and you don’t get a say about building work it just goes up.”
What do you make of the design? Let us know in the comments below.