Pickard Properties’ New Student Accommodation Scheme In Leeds

Walker Morris advised Pickard Properties on the deal.

Situated on Carlton Hill in Leeds, the scheme will see the demolition of a 20 year old student accommodation block to make space for the new development. The new building, which will be 15 storeys at the highest point, has been designed to provide affordable living with a strong emphasis on an environment to support student’s mental health and wellbeing. It is planned for students to move into the new building during September 2023.

Pickard Properties has commenced the necessary demolition works and GMI Construction has been appointed as the main contractor to build the new property.

The £40m project is the culmination of several years of planning and dialogue between Pickard Properties and Unipol Student Homes who will lease the building for exclusive use by students attending the University of Leeds.

Will Cousins (Picture) from the Walker Morris Real Estate Group led the Walker Morris team with support from Tom Peel from the Construction Team.

Involved fees earner: Will Cousins – Walker Morris; Tom Peel – Walker Morris;

Law Firms: Walker Morris;

Clients: Pickard Properties;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler