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We're delighted that our proposals for a 32-storey student accommodation scheme at 44 Merrion Street have received planning permission from Leeds City Council, in a unanimous vote. The £100m scheme is set to provide accommodation for 660 students in a mixed-use tower, which will also deliver significant public realm enhancements. Located in the heart of Leeds, the building comprises 87 self-contained postgraduate studios and 573 undergraduate bed spaces, the tower’s features also include a ground floor arcade-style reception space and student rooftop amenity space.

Richard Cutler, director of Merrion Street Leeds Ltd and a partner at Bloombridge stated:

“Everything about this project signifies a strong response to the uncertainties created by Covid-19. As well as providing a design-led home for students, this development will raise the bar for architecture in Leeds’ Cultural District. It will provide new street level retail, arts and cultural space, as well as delivering public realm enhancements – including new trees – within the vicinity of important historic assets such as the Grade I Listed St John’s Church.”

This redevelopment of 44 Merrion Street will positively contribute to Leeds’ city centre, bringing a touch of modern architecture to the area while also creating housing solutions for students at the area’s Universities and Colleges. We’re excited to be a part of the team that will bring this project to fruition and can’t wait to see the scheme progress to site!