85 new student flats for Leicester city centre

Construction firm Stepnell has won the contract to build 85 new student flats in Leicester city centre for operator Zone.

The project will transform former commercial buildings on the corner of West Walk and Princess Road East to provide 85 self-contained studio bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. Designed by MAS Architecture, the development will also offer communal facilities including a gym, cinema room, common room, study pods and on-site laundry facilities.
Zone director Neil Thakkar said: “Stepnell is an established and well-regarded construction firm and we are delighted to be working with the company once again to create this impressive new student accommodation in the heart of Leicester”.

Stepnell operations and commercial manager Thomas Sewell added: “We are extremely pleased to be continuing our partnership with Zone through the award of this latest contract. The company has a strong record in the sector, with a history of delivering highly successful accommodation designed to meet the needs of today’s students. It is great to be bringing that technical expertise to this latest scheme for Zone”.

Stepnell is currently working nearby on a major student accommodation scheme for Zone in Princess Road East, creating a four-storey development which will house 110 self-contained studio bedrooms and which is set for completion in September 2017.