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Stepnall Awarded Multi-million Pound Student Contract

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The construction company Stepnall has won the contract to build a multi-million pound student accommodation development in the centre of Leicester.

Designed by MAS Architecture, the four-storey student accommodation block in Princess Road East, is just a five-minute walk from the University of Leicester and within easy reach of De Montfort University.

The student block will consist of 110 self-contained studio bedrooms each fitted with an en-suite bathroom. The site will also come equipped with a basement communal area, including a cinema room and a private gym.

Work on the site has already begun and the site is expected to be operational in time for the start of the academic year in September.

Stepnell operations and commercial manager Thomas Sewell said of the site: "This development will create outstanding student accommodation within a few minutes' walk of the University of Leicester.

"Our team has a strong record of successfully delivering high-profile construction projects for the higher education sector and we are excited to bring that expertise to this important scheme."