Howarth Litchfield are pleased to announce that planning permission has now been submitted by Alumno to Leeds Council for the construction of a mixed-use six and seven storey building on Whitelock Street in Leeds. The scheme would provide accommodation for the city’s growing student population along with studios to support emerging local artists. The new 11,955 square metre project will regenerate the current run-down, disused site and comprise 105 units that will house 411 students. Facilities will include a range of communal areas, including a central hub, gym, cinema, laundry room, roof terrace with a garden and extensive secure bicycle storage.
The ground floor of the building would feature flexible gallery and studio space, which would be managed by local award-winning non-profit organisation East St Arts. As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities living adjacent to its projects, Alumno would also commission artworks that would be integrated into the public areas surrounding the development.
We have been creating student accommodation around the UK for over 14 years, and are delighted our next project will be in Leeds,” said Alumno Managing Director David Campbell. “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.”
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