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The Plaza, Leeds

Working for student accommodation specialist Unite Group, Shepherd Construction and Carey Jones Architects this 2 phase project is valued at £45m. This is a prominent building close to Leeds City Centre of 2000 bedroom student accommodation comprising a 37 storey structure with an adjacent lower rise (up to 16 storeys) block.

The 16 storey phase 1 block is steel framed with concrete / metal deck floors, while the 2nd phase 100m+ tower consists of a reinforced concrete frame with post tensioned floors supported on a piled raft and individual pile caps. The stability core which contains the elevators and stairs were constructed using the slipform technique.

The 2 phases together takes the number of students in this development to 2000, with accommodation covering 190,000 sq ft, as well as a further 4,500 sq ft for retail use.