Our Whitelock Street development project includes the land between Whitelock Street, Sheepscar Street South and Sheepscar Grove. This site is under 30 minutes’ walk from the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Arts University, Leeds College of Music and Leeds City College city centre campuses, making it an ideal location for our high-quality student accommodation proposals. The area currently has low student accommodation provision.
Leeds has a student population of almost 55,000, the fifth largest in the UK which is forecast to grow. This contributes significantly, not only to the city’s economy, but also puts pressure on its housing supply. There is a good demand for well managed Purpose Built Student Accommodation to relieve areas of existing high student concentration, as well as satisfy the need for high-quality and convenient places for students to live.
We are working together with our partners, team of consultants and the Council to develop proposals for a scheme that we believe will work for the local community, students, and Leeds City Council’s ambitions. The proposals will also provide ground floor commercial and cultural uses, including the potential for artists’ studios. More details on can be found on the proposals page.