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Pillars’ £ 35million Preston urban center has reached a milestone in the construction of the 425-apartment student residence.

The construction company named by Pillars to lead the development of its flagship project, Truman, announced last week that it had placed the last beam above the Urban Hub, marking the achievement of the building’s highest point and the completion of a major construction phase.

The 160,000 square foot project, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2022, will contain 425 independent studios each with bathroom and kitchenette, outdoor and indoor spaces for meeting and socializing, a gym, a cinema , utility room, library and a furnished rooftop terrace overlooking Preston town center.

Award-winning architects David Cox are responsible for the design of the project and the five-star living spaces.

The accommodation is built exclusively for local students and key workers and is within walking distance of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Preston Campus and Royal Preston Hospital.

Truman Director David Wheeler said: “The Urban Hub is a huge investment in Preston and demonstrates Pillars’ commitment to supporting the city’s development. We believe this flagship program will create its own vibrant community, made up of young people and local key workers, and we are very proud to be part of the team that makes it a reality.

David Cox, Director of David Cox Architects, said: “Marking the fence is a celebration for the entire project team and demonstrates a real demand to create exemplary housing in the city.

“Urban Hub is truly ‘one of a kind’ and has been designed to reflect something of the local cultural heritage and beauty to be found in the landscape of northern England. The outdoor areas of the courtyard and rooftop terraces are fun and vibrant, and provide the perfect setting for relaxing with friends and enjoying the city.

He added, “We know the opening is eagerly awaited by residents, local and overseas, and we look forward to progress towards the development milestones and final delivery next year. “

Innov8 Development Solutions is the agent for the employers of Pillars.


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