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Stepnell starts Leicester student rooms

19 May 17 Stepnell has won a multi-million pound contract to convert a pair of office building in Leicester into student accommodation.

Artist’s impression of the new development in West Walk, Leicester. Image courtesy of MAS Architecture.
Artist’s impression of the new development in West Walk, Leicester. Image courtesy of MAS Architecture.

Zone, a student accommodation developer in Leicester, has contracted Stepnell to transform former commercial buildings on the corner of West Walk and Princess Road East to provide 85 self-contained studio bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom pods.

Designed by MAS Architecture, the development will also have communal facilities including a gym, cinema room, common room, study pods and on-site laundry facilities.

Construction work recently began on the scheme which will see the refurbishment of two existing Victorian buildings. A 20th century building on the site will also be demolished and replaced.

The development is set to be completed in spring 2018.

Stepnell operations and commercial manager Thomas Sewell says: “We are extremely pleased to be continuing our partnership with Zone through the award of this latest contract. The company has a strong record in the sector, with a history of delivering highly successful accommodation designed to meet the needs of today’s students. It is great to be bringing that technical expertise to this latest scheme for Zone.”

Stepnell is currently working nearby on a major student accommodation scheme for Zone in Princess Road East in Leicester, creating a four-storey development to house 110 students and which is set for completion in September 2017.

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