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Eric Wright Completes £12.7m York Student Housing Development

Eric Wright Construction has completed the 18 month £12.7 million student housing development in York, delivering 326 units of student accommodation in York.

The £12.7 million McLaren Property development is made up of two four storey blocks with 326 bedrooms and will serve a local teaching hospital, the University of York St John and the University of York.

The development was completed in time for the 2016/17 academic year and was designed by Leeds based firm DLA Architecture and is organised in a cluster style.

The shared kitchens and independent studio flats are complimented by student and administration facilities, secure bicycle and car parking and landscaped gardens areas to be used by students and staff.

The development is externally surrounded by a boundary fence, which provides gated access for pedestrians, cars and cycles.

The project also has a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ and will cater for the continuing strong demand for student housing in York.

The site’s central location will allow for an easy journey for its students, visitors and staff arriving on campus on foot, bicycle or via local transport links.

Eric Wright Construction’s Operations Manager, John Hartnett, commented: “This high quality student accommodation is designed to help meet York’s growing student housing requirements. We are delighted to have collaborated on this project with high-profile partners and to enhance our portfolio of successful student accommodation in the region.”

Meanwhile, Senior Development Manager with McLaren Property, Jez Conen, said that the development has been designed and built to a very high standard.

He added that the team at Eric Wright have been good to work with and that they are delighted with the finished product.

Last month, Eric Wright Construction secured the Manchester Life contract to build a 158 unit build to rent project in Ancoats for Sawmill Court.

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