Olympian are pleased to announce completion of the tallest student accommodation building in Northern Europe – Altus House in Leeds, which has achieved Practical Completion (PC).
The scheme of 37 floors on Tower House Street, includes 752 student rooms across a total of 23,662 sqm GIFA and has been constructed as a net zero carbon build development. From commencing on site in 01st October 2018 to Practical Completion on 04th August 2021 the build programme took 34 months to complete. Despite the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, construction continued to operate whist observing the Government’s strict social distancing and health and safety measures and the building has been delivered in time for the start of the academic year.
The scheme has been constructed by RG Construction and the net zero carbon landmark was reached through offsetting the using a gold standard verified emissions reduction scheme that is focussed on delivering wind power and renewable energy.
Olympian are committed to delivering high quality developments and delivering our first building that’s Net Zero Carbon Build is a great achievement, and one we are committed to replicate. The scheme will help to meet the considerable demand for student housing in Leeds and we hope will set a quality benchmark for student accommodation in the area. The completion of this project marks another significant milestone in the journey of Olympian.
Altus House has been funded and will be operated by iQ Student Accommodation. The first residents are expected to move in for September ’21.