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Preston Scheme Moves Forward

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A new purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Preston has taken a step forward after the main contractor was secured.

The £33million project will consist of 425 studio units and is due to replace an office building that is currently used by the University of Central Lancashire.

Demolition work on Sizer House is due to begin in the next few weeks, with developers Pillars Holdings bringing in the contractor Trumans to turn the plans into reality.

The scheme will also come equipped with a gym, cinema, prayer room, laundry room, library and a landscaped roof terrace.

A spokesperson for Pillars said: "The Urban Hub ticks all the boxes. It will attract students looking for comfort and class on the one hand, whilst also bringing recurring returns to investors at an affordable price point, and in a totally hands-off manner."

"Trumans have a proven track record of delivering high-quality, award-winning projects and we are very pleased to have appointed them to deliver our Urban Hub project."

"Trumans Design and build have exceeded our expectations with a collaborative approach to cost, program and quality-driven mindset."

"Throughout the whole process, the relationship between Pillars / Trumans and the design team has proven that the' Open Book approach has been extremely beneficial to driving this project to deliver a first-class project."