Olympian Homes has secured planning permission to construct a student accommodation scheme that will become Leeds’s tallest building. The proposed £95m, 43-storey tower on Merrion Way in Leeds city centre, will feature 705 beds across a mix of studio apartment and shared cluster flats.
Located close to the First Direct Arena, the development is part of the ongoing regeneration of this area of Leeds and Olympian Homes’ continued contribution to attracting talented students to the city.
The development will replace the underutilised office block, Arena Point, and will sit between existing tall buildings on Merrion Way including 37-storey Altus House, another student accommodation scheme being delivered by Olympian Homes on behalf of IQ Student Accommodation.
Olympian Homes have now completed the purchase of the site. Work onsite is expected to start once all tenants have been relocated.