£33m Urban Hub set to welcome Preston’s students in 2022

Posted on - 29th June, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Housing, Preston News, Redevelopment, UCLan, University campus
How the Urban Hub is expected to look

A new £33 million student residence is on schedule to open in the middle of 2022.


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.

The Urban Hub in Preston is set for a 2022 completion

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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