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Works Begins on 125-bed Leicester Scheme

Posted by Richard Ward

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A recent groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by Tiger Developments and the construction company nmcn to celebrate the start of the scheme in Castle Street.

Under the plans, the existing two storey building will be demolished and replaced with a part 3-5 storey building. In total 125 beds will be provided across 20 cluster flats and 3 one-bedroom apartments.

The project represents the second purpose-built student accommodation scheme to be developed by Tiger Developments having refurbished and extended The Glassworks.

Once complete the new scheme will be operated and managed by Host.

Commenting on the building, Keith Dean, Senrior Development Manager at Tiger Developments, said: "This is a great opportunity to regenerate this part of Leicester City Centre, replacing a largely empty office block with secure, modern and much needed homes for students, many of whom will be living away from home for the first time."

"We are delighted to be delivering our second major development in Leicester, which is one of the UK's most diverse cities and has a thriving international student community."