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Work completes on city centre student accommodation scheme

Work completes on city centre student accommodation scheme

Work has now been completed on a new student accommodation scheme in Leeds city centre.

Located on Blenheim Walk, Blenheim Point has 180 en-suite bedrooms over seven floors, in 29 cluster apartments, designed specifically for overseas and postgraduate students.

Blenheim Point’s bedrooms are spread across a range of cluster apartments that all benefit from large, shared kitchen, living and dining spaces.

There are also communal facilities including study rooms, games area, common room, a green courtyard and cycle parking.

Earlier this year, The University of Leeds signed a 25-year lease on the 60,000 sq ft scheme.

S Harrison, the property development firm, delivered the project on which GMI Construction Group was the principal contractor.

As part of the work, a former office building that was previously home to Rex Procter & Partners was demolished to make way for the new building.

Ian Robertson, director of residential services at The University of Leeds, said: “Blenheim Point is a stunning residence in a superb location just a short walk from The University of Leeds and we were keen to agree a lease on such a stand-out development.“The quality of Blenheim Point and the fact that work completed in such good time, meant it was ready to house our initial intake of 100 postgraduate students who arrived in Leeds to study over the summer months.”

Ann Scott, managing director at S Harrison, added: “In recent years we’ve completed work on several student accommodation schemes, totalling almost 1,500 bedrooms, but Blenheim Point is our first in Leeds, and we’re delighted with its success.

“Agreeing the lease with The University of Leeds is a major coup and as the University welcomes its new intake of students this week, it’s rewarding to see the building come to life.”

Andy Bruce, Managing Director at GMI, said: “Blenheim Point is the second purpose-built student accommodation scheme that we’ve completed for S Harrison this summer, following the recent handover of a 106-bedroom development in the Walmgate Conservation area of York.

“Blenheim Point occupies a prominent position, between Leeds College of Art and Leeds Student Medical Practice. It’s designed to respect its location, as well as the heritage that surrounds it, and has significantly improved the public realm on a busy route into the city centre.”

Published by TheBusinessDesk.com on 19/09/2018 https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/news/2026378-work-completes-on-city-centre-student-accommodation-scheme

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