Leicester One: 56 city centre student apartments now open
Leicester One is a brand-new student accommodation offering, centrally located on Granby Street comprising 56 new luxury studio apartments with shared common areas including a cinema, lounge, study room and gaming area.
Previously the Last Plantagenet pub, the property has undergone a multi-million-pound renovation as part of its transformation into 56 luxury student apartments.
Designed by London interior design firm, JSJ Design, the décor has been inspired by past and present-day life in Leicester. Featuring a rich and vibrant colour palette, with contemporary artworks and design-led furniture pieces, Leicester One caters for students who value comfort and want to immerse themselves in city life.
Clever space planning means each studio offers a wide range of private facilities. Each apartment features a kitchenette with combi microwave oven and fridge, a desk, SMART TV, bespoke case goods and King size bed featuring luxury eco Silent Night mattresses. The bathrooms feature a shower, WC and basin with LED demister mirrors and contemporary finishes.
In the larger mezzanine apartments, the sleeping area is on a raised level allowing for a seating area below.
Marketed by Project Student, all 56 apartments were let ahead of opening. Operations Manager, Shelley Bellett said:
“I see a lot of student accommodation projects and the level of design detail at Leicester One is second to none. I’m really impressed with the look and feel; the high finish is consistent throughout, from the common areas to the corridors and into the apartments. It’s really created a buzz among students who couldn’t wait to move in.”
As well as the apartments, residents have access to luxury common areas, including a lounge, cinema, sound-proofed study area, kitchen, gaming area and laundry room.
The corridors feature hand painted artworks depicting Leicester icons and landmarks. This subject matter is echoed in the stairwells, within a digitally printed bespoke wall mural on each floor.
Lead designer and director at JSJ Design, Simeon Thompson said:
“Leicester is a vibrant multicultural city with a wide range of accommodation options available for students. We wanted to ensure Leicester One stood out from the crowd, offering added extras in terms of facilities and design details, while remaining sensitive to student budgets and lifestyle demands. We’ve successfully delivered a scheme that looks good, appeals to the target market and can withstand the impact of student life while delivering a decent ROI.”
JSJ Design is currently working on a further two student accommodation projects in Leicester, both of which are due to complete in 2024.