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Derelict Leeds Building to Be Transformed into Student Accommodation

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Plans to demolish a derelict building on Cookridge Street in Leeds have been unanimously approved.

The proposal put forward by Leeds based YPP includes the transformation of a derelict building into an accommodation block with part being eight storeys and part six.

Once complete the development will consist of 96 self-contained student apartments.

The development will also include two ground floor retail units, a lettings office and a variety of communal facilities including a lounge, gym, and study area.

The accommodation will be situated next to a hotel that is also currently being built and it's hoped that once complete the combination of new developments will help to rejuvenate Cookridge Street and improve areas around the Arena Quarter and Millennium Square.

Planners argued that the speedy acceptance of the application was as a result of the quality of the pre-application consultation that was held with both planning officers and the site's neighbouring properties.

The development has been designed by Brewster Bye Architects, with Indigo Planning advising on the planning application.