£33m Urban Hub set to welcome Preston’s students in 2022

The real estate developer – Pillars, announced that work on its £33 million new student residence, the Urban Hub in Preston, is advancing rapidly and safely, and is on schedule for Q3 2022 completion.

The steel silhouette of the building was erected on the site on Moor Lane in just six months of work, which began in January 2021.  Currently, the Project is entering the final stage of erection of the 625-tonne steel structure, while several construction teams have already started concrete works on the Sizer Street side.

The construction of the 425-apartments development covers over 42,000 square feet of built-up space, which consists of 4 interconnected 6-story blocks, carefully designed around a green courtyard. When completed, the 10,000 square foot internal garden will bring natural light and freshness into the building and will serve as an outdoor patio where students can meet and relax.

A Pillars spokesperson:

“Pillars vision is to provide Preston students with an exclusive living environment that offers everything they need to achieve academic success. With a great location that seamlessly integrates with university campuses, the Urban Hub perfectly complements UCLan’s vision to provide a world-class university experience for 21st century students. “

Urban Hub offers students a selection of single and double, fully furnished studio apartments each with well – equipped kitchenette with cooker and microwave, modern en-suite bathroom, and dedicated study and living space. Additionally, all studios come with smart TV including tv streaming services and high-speed broadband.

Students who prefer to cook will be able to make their grocery shopping in the new on-site convenience store, as well as have an option to dine out, meet and socialise in many of the popular local eateries. Urban Hub lengthy list of facilities consists of Private gym/ studio, games room, private cinema, quiet library room, laundry facilities, ground & rooftop cafés and panoramic terraces with views of Preston City Centre.

A Pillars spokesperson added:

‘’Additionally, Pillars are intending to meet the demands for the very valuable key workers that has been received over the recent pandemic, and have applied for the development to have the addition of key worker status to Preston City Council and are hopeful to work in partnership with the council and major organisations throughout the City to provide high quality and secure accommodation for this sector.”