Exciting new development coming soon.

Work is underway on a new £12m purpose-built student accommodation development on Cookridge Street in the heart of Leeds city centre.

The development has been designed by Leeds architecture firm Brewster Bye Architects and the site will offer an eight-storey building, that will house 96 self-contained student apartments. The development will offer a lounge, gym, cinema room and study area, there is potential for ground floor retail units and a YPP Lettings office within the development.

The property occupying the site, which previously housed to Australian themed bar Walkabout, has been demolished and the new building’s concrete frame will be constructed over the next few months. The development is due to complete during summer 2018, in time for the start of the 2018/19 academic year.

New development coming summer 2018

Omar Al-Nujaifi from YPP said: "Seeing work start on this major development is great news for everyone involved in the project as well as the Cookridge Street area as a whole, because it will breathe new life into a formerly derelict site that had stood empty for nearly four years.

"It’s also a coup to be working with so many fellow Leeds companies on the project including Brewster Bye Architects, The Broadley Group, Indigo Planning and Adept Consulting Engineers, who all bring a wealth of local knowledge to the table."

Chris Austin, managing director at Brewster Bye Architects, said: "This development is specifically designed to offer some of the best student accommodation in the city, within a landmark building that complements its surroundings.

"There’s no doubt it’s going to be one of the city’s most sought after student addresses, just off Millennium Square and within easy walking distance of both the city’s universities, and we’re delighted that work is underway.”

Keep checking our website for more details on the development as the months follow. If you need property now or in the not so distant future then please click here to search available property. 

Register interest by singing up to receive emails

Planning submitted for major Leeds student accommodation scheme Planning submitted for major Leeds student accommodation scheme

A planning application has been submitted that could see a derelict building on Cookridge Street, which was previously home to a well-known Leeds nightspot, transformed into a £10million, eight storey student accommodation scheme.The scheme wil...

Read Story
Back To News