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More Student Housing Plans for Leeds City Centre

May 25, 2016 | Landlord News  

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Another proposal has been put forward for a new purpose-built student housing complex in Leeds city centre. Designed by Leeds-based architects West and Machell, the £10m student accommodation would house 87 rooms over six storeys, and would include a convenience store at ground level.

It will bring an empty site of a demolished warehouse back into use after years of being left vacant. There had been previous plans to develop a 110-unit studio flat scheme on the site, but they were abandoned.

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Elsewhere in the city, IconInc – a student accommodation provider – are set get begin work on a £19m residential scheme dubbed The Glassworks. The scheme will deliver 154 high-end student apartments on Cardigan Road, between Burley and Headingley.

Having won an award for the interior design for their first Leeds development, The Edge, earning the reputation of “Britain’s most luxurious student digs,” The Glassworks promises to raise the bar yet again. Tenants will enjoy en-suite bathrooms, a flat screen TV, double or king beds, and will be offered a range of decadent optional extras you would normally associate with a hotel rather than student accommodation: daily fresh fruit delivery, professional cleaning, and luxury Egyptian cotton towels and bedding.

The Glassworks is set to open in September 2017.

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