GMI wins £40m Leeds student rooms job

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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GMI Construction has checked in with a 604-bed purpose-built student accommodation project in Leeds.

Pickard Properties' student scheme for Leeds
Pickard Properties' student scheme for Leeds

The development situated on Carlton Hill will see the demolition of a 20-year-old, 239-bed student accommodation block to make space for the new development.

The building will rise to 15 storeys at the highest point and will incorporate several fully landscaped three-storey sky gardens. The open-air theme also extends to ground floor level with its own courtyard, providing a combination of natural and interactive spaces for student studying and socialising.

Lee Powell, Divisional Managing Director of GMI, said: “This is a significant project win for GMI and we are looking forward to working with Pickard Properties, Fox Lloyd Jones and the rest of the team in changing the landscape of the Leeds City skyline.

“The scheme enables GMI to enhance its successful track record of delivering student residential living and we are proud to be involved in a ground-breaking design that caters for students’ mental wellbeing.”

Miles Pickard Director of Pickard Properties said: “We recognise there has been a huge change to students’ needs, and therefore a considerable amount of thought has been given to the design, social circulation and interaction for the wellbeing of students.”

The project is planned to open to students from Leeds University in September 2023.

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