Study Inn Group have been granted planning consent to redevelop Brotherton House in the centre of Leeds into a 350-bed purpose-built student accommodation centre with extensive study space and communal facilities.
The company has worked in partnership with local landowner J Pullan & Sons to deliver the scheme. The redevelopment will comprise the conversion of the prominent Brotherton House building with a glazed link to a new 15-storey building.
The £35m development will provide a mixture of studios and en-suite serviced apartments as well as 10,400 sq ft of study space and 6,600 sq ft communal facilities, all within a ten-minute walk to the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.
Facilities are to Study Inn’s 2nd generation standard and will include 24 x7 on site management; room cleaning and linen services; wellness spa; sauna; steam room; hot beds; gym; yoga studio; games room; lounge; meeting space; and big screen cinema room.
Study Inn is set to start construction work later this summer with opening of the first phase of the development set for September 2022.
Jack Jefferson, acquisitions director at Study Inn, said: “We are very pleased to have received planning consent on this landmark site. It represents a £35m investment in the city and as both a developer and an operator, it will be a testament to our belief in Leeds and in the continuing resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation sector.
This will be the sixth property in our new 2nd generation of higher quality Study Inns, and we are focused on successful delivery, quality 24×7 management, and the wellbeing of our residents in a safe and secure environment.”
In addition to Leeds, Study Inn is currently building its latest properties in Exeter, opening in September 2021 and Leicester, opening in September 2022 to add to its operating Portfolio 2 properties in Bristol, Loughborough, and Nottingham.