O'Connell East Architect's proposals for a new 43-storey student residential tower on Merrion Way, Leeds on behalf of Olympian Homes have now been approved by Leeds City Council. The permission was granted by way of delegated powers following a positive pre-application presentation to the Plans Panel in December 2020.
The £95m development will replace the under-utilised office block, Arena Point, and form part of a cluster of tall buildings close to the First Direct Arena further contributing to the ongoing regeneration of the area.
George Downes, development manager for Olympian Homes, said: "This project represents significant inward investment into Leeds to help maintain its position as one of the UK's leading university cities."
"The development will be a landmark scheme, both in terms of its stature as Leeds' tallest building, but also in its ability to provide high quality accommodation for students from across the country and internationally."
Further information on the project is available here: