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Huge Leeds Scheme Taking Shape

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Work on what will become the tallest skyscraper in Leeds is pressing forward.

Dubbed Altus House, the 38-storey building will tower above everything else in the city centre, rising to 114 metres above ground level.

Over the summer a huge concrete core has been erected, which is due to be completed by the end of September.

Comprising of the middle of the skyscraper, it will house the main staircase and lift shaft. Once finished, construction will focus on building floor plates on the ground level.

The entire building is due to be ready in time for the 2021-22 academic year and will come equipped with 752 bedrooms.

The new development will be one of several schemes earmarked for the area, with another huge block being erected on the site of the former Stick and Twist Wetherspoons pub just 40 metres down the road.