Alumno plan new student residence and artist complex for Leeds UK

The new 11,955 sq m project on Whitelock Street will regenerate the current rundown, disused site and comprise 105 units to house 411 students

by Georgina Johnston 16 December 2020 Future Projects

Alumno have applied to Leeds Council to build a mixed use six and seven storey building that will provide accommodation for the city’s growing student population along with studios to support emerging local artists. Facilities will include a range of communal areas, including a central hub, gym, cinema, laundry room, roof terrace with a garden and extensive secure bicycle storage. 

The ground floor of the building will feature flexible gallery and studio space, which will be managed by local award-winning nonprofit organisation East St Arts. As part of its ongoing commitment to the communities living adjacent to its projects, Alumno has also commissioned artworks that will be integrated into the public areas surrounding the development.  

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