Built on the site of the former Santander building site, the Merrion Street development will top 100m high and provide 693 bedrooms for local students.
The tallest of the two blocks will rise to 32 storeys, making it HG Construction’s highest project to date and amongst the tallest buildings in Leeds. The second block will be 11 storeys high.
The new scheme is set to make an impressive addition to the Leeds skyline, with striking unitized glass facades on the high-rise building. Shared facilities will include a cinema, communal kitchens, gym, study and breakout spaces, a fourth-floor terrace with outside space, and cycle storage at ground level.
The Leeds scheme will be the 10th project HG Construction has delivered for SCAPE. The company is currently building a 774-bed student accommodation-led scheme for SCAPE in Canada Street, London and has recently finished a student accommodation and co-living scheme with 500 beds in Guilford.
Adam Quinn, managing director, HG Construction said: “We are proud to be involved in this significant new development in Leeds, our first project in the city, and we look forward to working with SCAPE and the wider team to bring this scheme to life.”