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400-bed PBSA Scheme in Leeds put Forward for Approval

Posted by Calum Martin

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Developers are seeking planning permission for a new purpose-built student accommodation block in Leeds, which could see over 400-new beds in the city.

The application, which has been lodged with Leeds City Council, is seeking approval to demolish the existing building on the site to make way for the development.

The Kings House scheme was put forward by developers PPG Leeds Ltd and is set to be located on Regent Street in central Leeds.

Construction would see 402 studio beds delivered to the city covering 148,000 sq ft. Other provisions in the build would include study areas for residents, meeting rooms, laundry facilities, a gym and a cinema room amongst other amenities.

In a statement from the planning application, the company explains: "It is considered that the proposals accord with the aims of national policy by promoting the efficient use of land by reusing a previously developed site and being situated in a highly sustainable location."

"The provision of PBSA in this locality will also contribute towards reduced pressure on the conversion or redevelopment of existing private housing stock, ensuring this can be retained for use by families, and the high-quality design of this scheme will facilitate the continued regeneration of the Mabgate area of Leeds."