Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) developer McLaren Property submits a planning application to Leeds City Council for a 332-bed PBSA scheme, including the refurbishment and conversion of Grade II Listed Springfield House.
Designed by Cartwright Pickard Architects, the proposed development places the refurbished Springfield House at the heart of the scheme. The Grade II building will be the main entrance to the development and will offer amenities including a gym and wellness area, study spaces, games room and entertaining kitchen/dining spaces, both internally and in private courtyards.
The refurbished Springfield House will be complemented by two new wings that will deliver 138 studios and 194 cluster bedrooms. Each wing is self-contained with its own private landscaped courtyard, laundry, refuse and cycle provision. Residents will also benefit from its central location, which provides good transport links and integrated cycle storage.
“It’s fantastic to be able to refurbish Springfield House and bring it back to life. The Grade II building is central to our plans and at the heart of this new and exciting student district, which is in a great location adjacent to the university campus.
“We’re once again bringing forward best-in-class PBSA and providing exemplar and sustainable homes for students.
“Leeds is a thriving city and we’re pleased to be providing much needed PBSA, supporting both the universities and the city to retain and develop young talent. We continue to identify and deliver opportunities in key university locations where there is a shortage and demand for first-class student accommodation.”Tom Gilman, regional managing director, McLaren Property
The Springfield House PBSA scheme is designed to support the health and wellbeing of residents and targets BREEAM Excellent and EPC A, through a highly efficient building design and services. There will be generous green landscaped space, with the retention of all the existing trees as well as planting of new trees.