West Walk


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

This part refurbishment and part new build project has created high quality new student accommodation in Leicester City Centre. Former commercial buildings on the corner of West Walk and Princess Road East were transformed to provide 85 self-contained studio bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms. Additionally, it provides a range of communal facilities including a gym, cinema room, common room, study pods and on-site laundry facilities.

The scheme has seen the refurbishment of two existing Victorian buildings on the site to provide contemporary, fully-equipped student accommodation within easy reach of the University of Leicester, De Montfort University, local shops and transport links.

An unsympathetic 20th century building on the site has also been demolished and replaced with an attractive modern building designed to complement its 19th century surroundings.

The development incorporated modular bathroom pods, manufactured in advanced factory conditions, which were delivered to site fully fitted, ready to be installed.

“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.”

Neil Thakkar, Director, Zone Developments

  • Client:

    Zone Developments (Leicester) Ltd

  • Architect:

    MAS Architecture Ltd

  • Programme:

    51 weeks

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