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New Preston Scheme Set to Open

Posted by Richard Ward

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A new 191-bed student accommodation development in Preston that is almost fully let, is due to open its doors next week.

UCLan students will soon be welcomed to Canterbury Hall and will benefit from large communal areas including a roof garden, lounge and cinema room.

Located off North Road, the scheme has been developed by Fraser Morgan and designed by David Cox Architects.

Commenting on the build, Mark Robinson, managing director of Fraser Morgan, said: "This is student living with a difference. The building has a luxury feel to it, but it's much more than that. We did a lot of research when coming up with the wellbeing aspect of our offer."

"We've looked for ways to help students interact more and give them a feeling of spaciousness, whether that's escaping to the roof garden to do some yoga and mindfulness, or meeting friends in other communal areas."

"We've thought carefully about interiors with all the desks placed under large windows to allow natural light and give the students time for quiet contemplation while they study. The dining space allows them to have friends and family come and visit them. We've also brought some greenery into the development with natural moss wall installations."

Studio rooms at Canterbury Hall start from £118 pppw.