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Canterbury Hall Set to Open

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A new £15 million student development in Preston with 191 bedrooms has opened its doors.

Canterbury Hall has been built on land off North Road at the corner of Garstang Road and Aqueduct Street.

Work has been carried out by the contractor Warden Construction for Fraser Morgan, with the site being billed as promoting healthy lifestyles and wellbeing.

All units have been sold to investors and the building was almost fully let ahead of its official opening.

The five-storey scheme has been designed by David Cox Architects and includes a roof garden, lounge and cinema.

Mark Robinson 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."

The NHS has taken long-term leases on some of the rooms within Canterbury Hall to accommodate overseas doctors and consultants working locally.