• 01 July 2019
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National contractor Tolent is well underway with a new £12.5m student accommodation scheme on Burley Street in Leeds city centre for client Burley Place Ltd.

Union will provide 87 studio apartments across eight floors with a cinema room, gym and a Co-Op store sitting underneath the building.

Work completed so far on the project has seen the splitting of the site to create two working platforms that are some eight meters different in height due to the hill the development sits on.

Preparation is underway to start the foundations and drainage works and once completed, the team will be ready to take delivery of a 30 meter tower crane arriving in the summer.

Once on site, the tower crane marks a key milestone for the Tolent team and the local community as the concrete frame of the building will start to take shape and rise out of the ground.

John Currie, regional director for Tolent, said: “We’ve been working across the central region of the UK for over 30 years now and have built over 3,000 student apartments across some of those major university cities including Coventry, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and York.

“With such an increasing demand for student living, it’s fantastic to be working with clients like BPL to create high quality accommodation in a great city.”

Hamze Idriss, project manager for BPL, said: “Our aim is to provide a high quality lifestyle and a smarter way of living. As a developer, we are looking beyond providing the basic needs for students, aiming to create spaces that make their living environment less stressful and more enjoyable.”

National contractor Tolent has been working across the Leeds and wider Yorkshire area since 1990, delivering a variety of contracts from industrial, leisure and more recently student accommodation.

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