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McAslan + Partners Design New Leeds Tower

Following on from completion of the first phase of the Downing Central Village for Leeds University in September 2012, a new phase has been proposed with construction commencing in early 2013 if everything goes to plan.

Phase two of the scheme features a 63 metre tall residential tower aimed at the student market which will offer 404 student rooms over 20 floors, plus ground floor retail, set on the former 4-acre university site off Woodhouse Lane.

The project, which has been designed by John Mcaslan and Partners, features cladding to the exterior wings of the building that will be dark and light grey terracotta rainscreen with a louvred aluminium fašade system at the top of central core. The windows will be framed with aluminium.

Hopes are high for the end quality of the plans as the developer was previously responsible for the award winning Broadcasting Place which is arguably the most iconic modern building in central Leeds.

The initial phase of the plans for the Downing Central Village have also been helmed by John McAslan and Partners. They featured the complete renovation of three of the existing buildings of the former Leeds Metropolitan University including the tallest there - LMU Block F - and the creation of 568 student bedrooms that open in September 2012.

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