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More Student Beds Proposed for Leeds

Posted by Richard Ward in

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Plans to build an eight-storey block of student accommodation in Leeds have been lodged.

Supported by Zerum Planning Consultants and Den Architecture, Torsion Developments has put forward an application to redevelop Index House in Burley Road.

Under the proposal, the existing building, which is occupied by a convenience store and takeaway unit, will be demolished to make way for purpose-built student accommodation.

If built, the scheme will comprise of 83 student beds split across a mix of studios and cluster flats, with commercial units located on the ground floor.

The development will also come equipped with a reception, communal area and cycle storage.

Documents submitted as part of the application, said: "The proposed development makes best use of this under-utilised site demonstrating a carefully considered approach in order to achieve a scheme that is befitting of the area."

"The resulting scheme sits comfortably within its context, replacing the existing, poor quality building with a high quality mixed use."

"The proposal respects the neighbouring properties, encourages regeneration by enhancing the street scene and providing the local area with increased economic benefits."