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Crosslane Development Opens on Time

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A new block of purpose-built student accommodation has opened in Leeds ahead of the start of the academic year.

The 117-bed scheme was developed by Crosslane Student Developments, part of the Crosslane Property Group, and joint venture partner Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.

Dubbed Sycamore House, the project was delivered on time and on budget, following a 12-month construction programme.
Prime Student Living, the operational and lettings arm of Crosslane, will manage the building and has ensured the property is fully let for the 2018-19 academic year.

The accommodation comprises of five stories, with 117 en-suite, self-contained studio apartments, as well as a common room, study areas, gym and luxury entertaining room.

Commenting on the build, Robert Goulsbra, senior development manager at Crosslane Student Developments, said: "We are delighted to open Sycamore House, our first student accommodation development in the city, and second in Yorkshire following the opening of Brass Founders in Sheffield last year. Leeds is a vibrant student city, where demand for high-quality purpose-built student accommodation continues to outstrip supply, due to its growing student population."

The scheme is just one of four purpose-built student accommodation developments to be opened by Crosslane's joint venture with Harrison Street, with additional sites in Coventry, Portsmouth and Swansea due to be completed in time for the 2019-20 academic year.