The five storey project on New Walk in the city is being built on behalf of Zone, a leading provider of luxury student accommodation and will house 50 en-suite student apartments, a cinema room, multiple common areas, laundry room and a communal gym.
Located in the heart of the New Walk conservation area and within Leicester’s District Heating System*, the sympathetic design and construction being carried out by TMDP Group, will see the retention of the roof and front elevation of the original building in order to preserve the heritage and architectural integrity of the surrounding landmark area.
"We’re delighted to have been appointed by Zone to work on this project and are very pleased to see it get underway.
TMDP Group has seen major growth over the past two years and currently has a record number of projects underway across the Midlands and in the buoyant London and South Eastern region of the country. Adding this prestigious project to our portfolio is another major boost to the company.Scott Moore, Managing Director, TMDP Group
“This project has some inherent complexities, none more so than the demolition and retention requirements coupled with limited space and vehicular access challenges. However we’ve overcome these issues through meticulous planning and pragmatic project management and now look forward to seeing the finished results.
“Leicester is an expanding university city and good quality student accommodation is very much in demand. I am sure that due to its fabulous location; being perfectly positioned for students from both University of Leicester and De Montfort University, this new accommodation will become some of the most sought after in the city.”
The project is due for completion in April 2018, opening in time to accommodate students starting their 2018-2019 university term.