Gregory Property Group has announced the completion of The Refinery, a new £30 million plus, 407-bed student residential development on the edge of Leeds city centre.

Despite many challenges posed by the current Pandemic, Leeds established contractor GMI Construction managed to complete the works on time for the start of the Autumn term.

The Refinery is located on a prominent site in Bingley Street, close to Kirkstall Road, a gateway to Leeds city centre, and was formerly occupied for more than three decades by Maxi’s restaurant as the first purpose built Chinese restaurant in the UK.

The 9, 10 and 11-storey scheme, designed by award winning AHR Architects, comprises studios and bedroom clusters with terrace and garden features. Facilities include shared social hubs, a cinema, gym, games room, concierge and state-of-the-art 24-hour security.

Barry Gregory, chairman of Gregory Property Group said: “We are delighted to deliver this project on time for our forward funders, Curlew and to enable Fresh to prepare for the Autumn term intake. We are very grateful to the team at GMI in managing to complete the project under near impossible conditions through the Pandemic. The team’s dedication and determination to succeed was evident in abundance.”