New state-of-the-art accommodation for York St John
Planners have granted the go-ahead for
developers to begin work on York St John University’s latest
student accommodation in the city.
The £12 million development will provide
state-of-the-art accommodation for 258 students within a 10 minute
walk from the University’s main campus on Lord Mayor’s Walk. Work
will begin at the site on Carmelite Street in July, ready for
students to take up residence in September 2013.
York-based S Harrison Developments Ltd are
managing the project and have already successfully completed two
student accommodation developments – Gray’s Wharf and Percy’s Lane
– off Walmgate. These have been heralded a great success with
students integrating well into the local community and providing an
economic boost for local traders. Like the halls in Walmgate, the
proposed new accommodation on Carmelite Street will be car-free
with students living within easy walking distance of all the city’s
Commenting on the new accommodation, Vice
Chancellor Professor David Fleming said:
“This new accommodation will provide fantastic
facilities for students a stone’s throw away from the main campus.
The new build will mirror the highly prestigious and successful
Gray’s Wharf and Percy’s Lane accommodation, with the same
outstanding quality and environmental standards being a feature of
this new accommodation.”
This announcement follows the exciting news
about the recent acquisition of the sports park and Joseph Rowntree
theatre from Nestle, strengthening the University’s commitment to
ensuring an exceptional student experience.
Picture shows: Artist’s impression of the new
accommodation development on Carmelite Street (copyright Steve
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