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The Shifting Sands Of The Headingley Housing Market

Published: 25/09/2018

​​​​In modern years Headingley has been known as a student town. With campuses at the north end at Beckett Park, and the University Of Leeds at the south end in Hyde Park, and Leeds Metropolitan University at the north of the city centre, Headingley has provided a good base for students of both universities. Of particular attraction is it’s thriving town centre, with it’s many bars, restaurants, and shops making or a lively, convenient, and fun environment for young people.

Large terraced properties of 5-10 bedrooms categorise many of the streets and Landlords have attracted groups of students to fill them. But things have gradually changed over the past 10 years. Many purpose-built apartment blocks aimed at students have appeared in and around the city centre. These are often pod style flats with a number of rooms in each flat having en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens. Bills and wifi are included for added convenience. Continued re-generation of the city centre has added to its appeal with new shopping centres, restaurants, shops, and bars springing up faster than you can even notice.

This trend for purpose built student accommodation is not limited to Leeds. In fact every major city in the UK has seen many of these developments, which are often known as ‘Build To Rent schemes’, over the same time frame.

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