News Eric Wright Completes £127m Student Housing Development York

An 18-month project to deliver 326 units of student accommodation in York has been completed by Eric Wright Construction.

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

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

Independent studio flats and shared kitchens are complimented by student and administration facilities, secure bicycle and car parking and landscaped gardens areas for the use of staff and students. Externally a boundary fence surrounds the development, providing gated access for cars, cycles and pedestrians.

The BREEAM ‘very good’ project caters for continuing strong demand for new student housing in York. The central location of the site enables an easy journey for students, staff and visitors arriving on campus on foot, bicycle or via local transport links.

John Hartnett, operations manager at Eric Wright Construction, said: “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.”

Jez Conen, senior development manager with McLaren Property, added: “The development has been designed and built to a very high standard. The team at Eric Wright have been a pleasure to work with and we are delighted with the product.”

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