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Latest Leeds Student Tower Gets Underway

Groundwork is beginning on what will be the latest piece of student housing to grace the Leeds skyline.

The 22-floor building will be 63 metres in height and have accommodation for 404 student beds. It's been designed by John McAslan + Partners for Downing Developments who have a site off Woodhouse Road in close proximity to Leeds Metropolitan University.

The building design includes wings to be clad in a terracotta rainscreen that will boast a mixture of light and dark grey for contrast, whilst the central core will have aluminium louvres. Although the overall appearance will be muted, Downing has previously developed the award winning Broadcasting Place that stands nearby, a project that perhaps indicates they are more of a sucker for good quality student accommodation than many rival firms who like the pre-fab look.

Showing things are perhaps improving in West Yorkshire's largest city, a number of other projects in the construction pipeline are also starting to get up and running. These include the Portland Crescent Hotel, two new office blocks at Wellington Place, a new headquarters for KPMG, and the long-expected student tower that will complete the Gateway development.

Perhaps most importantly for frustrated users of the railway system in Leeds, the station will finally be getting its much needed southern Entrance massively improving connections with all the recent developments that have occurred to the south of the railway station but remain semi-stranded.
Central Village Phase II, Leeds
Central Village Phase II, Leeds