Leeds city centre building to be converted into student flats

Springfield House
-Credit: (Image: McLaren Property)

A Leeds city centre building is going to be converted into student flats, this follows a trend of conversions in the city.

Springfield House, on Seminary Street, near the University of Leeds campus, will be converted into a 334-bed purpose built student accommodation. The Grade II building will be the main entrance to the development and will house the wide range of amenity and support services.

Including a gym and wellness area, study spaces, games room and entertaining kitchen/dining spaces, both internally and in private courtyards.

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The refurbished Springfield House will have two new wings which will provide student accommodation, delivering 140 studio flats and 194 cluster bedrooms with private landscaped courtyards, cycle provision and study spaces.

Building developers McLaren Property’s regional managing director Tom Gilman said: “We are really excited to bring forward this scheme and thrilled to have received support from Plans Panel members.

"We have worked diligently with our design team and Leeds City Council to ensure Springfield House will deliver best-in-class student accommodation, whilst sympathetically centre around the Grade ll listed building. The scheme is in a prime location situated adjacent to the University. We look forward to progressing to the construction phase and regenerating this site.”

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