Leeds Central Village, Leeds

To create a student village in the heart of Leeds providing 1,455 student beds

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The Project

Client – Downing Developments
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Contractor –
Downing Construction
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HE Simm have worked collaboratively with Downing Construction on all three phases of Leeds Central Village delivering Full Design & Build MEP works to 1,455 student beds in the heart of Leeds.

Our objectives during the development has been to design and deliver premium cluster and studio bedrooms to the clients high student specification. This entailed HE Simm liaising with the architects and interior designers at an early stage to produce a stand out student living village within the city centre. During the third phase of the project, the structural frame solution was post-tension concrete slab which caused challenges, therefore very early involvement was required to predetermine all builders work penetrations before the MEP design had commenced. The very early engagement and coordination mitigated any installations issues on site.

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Key Features

– 1,455 student beds over 3 phases

– Mixture of major refurbishment and new  build accommodation

– 5No apprentices employed through duration of all 3 phases of the development

– Logistically challenging due to City Centre location

– Located in the heart of Leeds higher education quarter

– Designed by acclaimed John McAslan & Partners as a master plan for the area