De Montfort Mews


The delivery of our third student accommodation project in Leicester City Centre for Zone Developments

This demolition and new build project has created high quality student accommodation in the heart of Leicester.

  • Client:

    Zone Developments (Leicester) Ltd

  • Architect:

    MAS Architecture Ltd

  • Programme:

    56 weeks

Following the demolition of nine disused mews houses and one detached property, the new development has transformed this brownfield site and now provides a modern building housing 91 self-contained studio bedrooms, each with ensuite bathrooms. The complex also incorporates a gym, cinema room, study pods, communal areas and main reception area.

Externally, parking and drop-off spaces, cycle storage and communal garden spaces have been created.




“Stepnell have completed numerous purpose built luxury student accommodation schemes for Zone. The DeMontfort Street development probably was one of the most challenging in terms of timescales due to the late construction start, yet the Stepnell team didn’t disappoint and delivered the scheme on time whilst maintaining their commitment to quality.

Zone could not have partnered with a better contractor and strongly feel that no other contractor could have completed this project within the timeframe set – a true testament to the Stepnell team. The harmony between Zone and the Stepnell site team through to their head office enabled the transformation of the building into fantastic luxury student accommodation that I’m sure many students will enjoy for many years to come.

It is very evident that Stepnell understand the unique challenges, regulations and procedures that come along with developing high quality student accommodation.

I cannot recommend Stepnell highly enough – they have and continue to deliver for Zone – always on time and within budget.”

Neil Thakkar, Director, Zone