A new £33 million student residence is on schedule to open in the middle of 2022.Advertisement
Work began at the Urban Hub site in Moor Lane near UCLan in January.
The project is now entering the final stage of erecting the 625-tonne steel structure. Several construction teams have already started concrete works on the Sizer Street side.
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The construction of the 425-apartments development covers over 42,000 square feet of built-up space, which consists of four interconnected six-storey blocks, designed around a green courtyard.
When completed, the 10,000 square foot internal garden will bring natural light into the building, and will serve as an outdoor patio where students can meet and relax.
A spokesperson for real estate developer Pillars said: “Pillars’ vision is to provide Preston students with an exclusive living environment that offers everything they need to achieve academic success.
“With a great location that seamlessly integrates with university campuses, the Urban Hub perfectly complements UCLan’s vision to provide a world-class university experience for 21st century students.”
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Urban Hub will offer students a selection of single and double, fully-furnished studio apartments each with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom, and dedicated study and living space.
There will also be facilities including a private cinema and panoramic terraces.
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