View guides

Alumno Submits Plans for Mixed Use Scheme

Posted by Richard Ward in

Image courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons

Alumno has submitted plans to build a mixed-use development in Leeds that aims to meet the city's growing student population.

The six and seven-storey building is set to regenerate the site in Whitelock Street and will consist of 105 units that will accommodate 411 students.

The scheme will also come equipped with a gym, cinema, laundry room, roof terrace and secure bicycle storage.

In addition to the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) the project will include flexible gallery and studio space, which is due to be managed by East St Arts.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities living adjacent to its projects, Alumno has also commissioned artworks that will be integrated into the public areas surrounding the development.

Commenting on the scheme, Alumno managing director, David Campbell, said: "We have been creating student accommodation around the UK for over 14 years, and are delighted our next project will be in Leeds."

"Whitelock Street is the perfect location due its proximity to the universities and city centre, and we believe this development will be a great addition to the Sheepscar district and offer significant regeneration benefits."

"It will also make more housing available to local people by alleviating the need for students to rent family homes privately in the area."