Work starts on new Preston student halls – which include a roof terrace

Posted on - 3rd July, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment, University
A roof terrace proposed for Canterbury Halls
A roof terrace proposed for Canterbury Halls

Work has begun on a new block of student flats in Preston.


Canterbury Hall is a 190-bed student accommodation building and includes a rooftop terrace.

Land next to The Unicorn and Moorbrook pubs and adjacent to the former B&Q store is being developed after a decade of standing empty at the North Road/Garstang Road junction.

Sand Royale estate agents is already advertising the student halls as ‘an excellent, secure investment opportunity’.

They state: “With a fantastic location right next to the UCLan campus in the city of Preston, Canterbury Hall is the perfect solution for students looking for independent living in a student environment.

“The four storey development comprises a total of 190 apartments. The demand characteristics exhibited by students has changed over recent years – many, especially those from overseas, no longer wish to live in converted houses.

“They now require bespoke, purpose-built accommodation which lies close to the educational hub.”

Read more: Luxury student flats at Innovation House given the go ahead

Work on the Canterbury Halls sites off North Road
Work on the Canterbury Halls sites off North Road

Piling work has already begun and the student halls should be open for summer 2018.

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