Work has begun at a new 12 million purpose built student accommodation scheme on Cookridge Street in Leeds city centre.

Leeds based property company YPP is developing the internet site right part six and part eight storey building, that should house 96 self-contained student apartments, designed by Brewster Bye Architects.

The development will also offer two ground floor retail units, a lettings office that might be occupied by YPP, including a wide variety of communal facilities for residents with a lounge, gym, cinema room and look area.

The Broadley Group has become appointed as being the main contractor and work has seen a derelict building demolished that has been previously home to Australian themed bar chain Walkabout.? Piling works are nearing completion as well as building’s concrete frame will likely be constructed covering the next few months beginning early May.

The development is caused by complete during summer 2018, before the beginning of the 2018 / 19 academic year.

Omar Al-Nujaifi from YPP said: “Seeing work start taking this major development is a plus news for just anyone in the project and also Cookridge Street area generally, as it will breathe new life to a formerly derelict site who had stood empty had been 4 years.

“It’s another coup to remain using the services of countless fellow Leeds companies about the project including Brewster Bye Architects, The Broadley Group, Indigo Planning and Adept Consulting Engineers, who all bring loads of local knowledge to the table.”

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