Harbur starts on Preston student homes

The Manchester-based contractor has started on site with a £13m student accommodation scheme in Fylde Road, which will house 246 students in 44 five-bedroom flats and 20 studio apartments.

The en-suite flats will offer communal living with shared kitchen and dining facilities, while the development will include a cinema, games room, laundry room and study rooms.

The Jubilee Court scheme is being built on the former site of the Jubilee Trading Estate.

It is located close to University of Central Lancashire’s campus facilities, including the university library and its planned student services building, part of a £200m regeneration programme.

Harbur Construction is building the scheme on behalf of private housing developer Alpha Homes. The new properties will be made available for market rent.

The scheme is expected to be completed in July 2016.

Richard Hutchinson, managing director at Harbur Construction, said: “The Fylde Road development is Harbur’s first scheme in the student accommodation sector, but we already have an array of other student development opportunities in the pipeline, so it’s a time of real expansion and growth for Harbur Construction.

“The development is located close to the main university campus and is being built using high quality materials so the properties will be robust enough for student living.”

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