Completion is due in time for the 2023/24 academic year. Credit: via Candid PR

Leeds student tower tops out

Contractor Farrans has reached the highest point of construction at the 212-apartment building on Wade Lane in the city’s arena quarter.

Known as Live Oasis St Albans Place, the student accommodation project is being taken forward by Infinity Construction Enterprise, part of the YPP Group.

Farrans Construction is on track to complete work on the development this summer ahead of the scheme being filled for the 2023/24 academic year.

The building will be managed by YPP Lettings, under the company’s Live Oasis brand.

A spokesperson for YPP said: “The topping out of this development is a major milestone. This is YPP’s biggest development to date and from the outset our ambition has been to push the boundaries of what we do both as a developer and in terms of student accommodation in Leeds.

“The result is a landmark building, in a really exciting area, that will genuinely offer the wow factor, complete with spectacular views from the upper floors and an amazing eighth storey roof terrace for residents to enjoy.”

The project will include amenities typical of other Live Oasis buildings, such as numerous study areas, residents’ lounges, private dining facilities, concierge services and a fully equipped gym with separate workout studios.

YPP said it is already receiving enquiries.

Cathal Montague, regional director for Farrans Construction, said: “The topping out milestone, particularly on a building of this size, is a good moment for the team involved to take a step back and take stock of what has been achieved so far.

“It has been a challenging year for the construction industry and we are pleased to be on programme with this project. It is a testament to the hard work of the project team and the excellent collaboration that has been taking place between our client, architects, supply chain and YPP.”

In addition to Live Oasis St Albans Place, this year YPP will also complete work on another 168-apartment scheme in the Arena Quarter, known as Live Oasis Merrion Street Gardens and a 133-apartment scheme, called Q Three Residence, on Westgate.

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