YPP’s Live Oasis St Albans Place PBSA tops out

Infinity Construction Enterprise, part of the PBSA provider YPP Group, have topped out at the Live Oasis St Albans Place PBSA.

YPP's Live Oasis St Albans Place student accommodation development in Leeds | PBSA News
YPP's Live Oasis St Albans Place student accommodation development in Leeds.

Infinity Construction Enterprise Limited, part of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) provider YPP Group, have recently celebrated hitting their topping out milestone at the Live Oasis St Albans Place PBSA.

The 20-storey PBSA tower in Leeds city centre’s Arena Quarter now marks a major milestone for Infinity and the YPP Group.

Situated on Wade Lane, the Live Oasis St Albans Place development will consist of 212 luxurious furnished apartments, complete with their own stylish kitchens, en-suite bathrooms and living areas, as well as first-class amenities.

“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 an 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. This is in addition to all the amenities that make our Live Oasis developments so popular including numerous study areas, residents’ lounges, private dining facilities, concierge services and a fully equipped gym with separate workout studios. As a result, we’re already receiving enquiries from students who want to live in what promises to be the city’s hottest student address and we’re really looking forward to work completing in the coming months.”

YPP Group Spokesperson

The scheme will be managed by YPP Lettings, under the company’s Live Oasis brand, which operates throughout Leeds and beyond.

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.

“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. The cutting-edge design has relied exclusively on precast construction from the first floor upwards with a façade design and high-quality material palette.

“We have been able to optimise the speed of construction using innovative technology without compromising on the luxury finish. The precast panels offer a more sustainable approach to construction delivery as well as working well in a tight site footprint by minimising the lorry deliveries. We have a lot of experience of delivering technically challenging projects of this nature, in a central location, with a small site footprint and using Modern Methods of Construction.”

Cathal Montague, Regional Director, Farrans Construction

Principal contractor, Farrans Construction will complete work at Live Oasis St Albans Place this summer and the apartments will be ready to move into in time for the start of the 2023/24 academic year.