Consultation launched for the regeneration of Whitelock Street

Alumno, a developer specialising in high-quality student accommodation, has invited Leeds residents to a public exhibition to present its plans for a student development in the city. The regeneration of the site on the corner of Whitelock Street and Sheepscar Grove will create homes for up to 400 students and transform the streetscape of the area.

The proposals would replace the run-down and disused current site with a six and part seven storey building which would create:

  • Around 410 bedrooms for students;
  • Student amenities including a cinema, gym, laundry, and study rooms;
  • Workshop space for emerging local artists, available to the wider community;
  • A wider pavement with trees and planting for both residents and the public to enjoy.

The public consultation will take place at Shiloh Coffee Roasters, Mabgate Mills, Leeds, LS9 7DZ¸and will be open to the public on Friday 14th February, 10am – 6.30pm.

Leeds residents will be able to view Alumno’s plans, meet and talk to the team, and give their feedback to shape the proposals that go to Leeds City Council. The plans have been designed with Leeds’ ever-growing student population in mind and with the hopes of alleviating the need for students to rent family homes privately.

David Campbell, Managing Director of Alumno, said: “We have been creating student accommodation around the UK for over fourteen years, and are delighted to be planning our next project in Leeds. We have found a perfect location for our proposals, close to the Universities and the City Centre, and we believe this development will be a great addition to the area. We look forward to meeting local residents and hope as many people as possible get in touch to have their say on this scheme.”