CityBlock opens latest Lancaster development

CityBlock opens latest Lancaster development

CityBlock has opened its latest student accommodation development in Lancaster, despite main contractor, Titan, going into administration during the build phase.

CityBlock Penny Street, which has 70 en-suite rooms, is a welcome addition to the Lancaster skyline as the number of students attending Lancaster University increases year on year.

Situated on Penny Street, in the centre of Lancaster, the development is CityBlock’s fourth development in the city, with the company also currently owning and managing other buildings in Reading and Durham.

The building offers four different room types to suit all budgets, 100MB Wi-Fi, weekly cleaning and on-site maintenance. The development has 24 hour security, further reassuring students. Inside the building, fully equipped communal areas allow students to socialise, creating a home away from home.

CityBlock’s Operations Director, Alison Bargh, said: “We have a longstanding history in Lancaster, where we established CityBlock 15 years ago. We have an in-depth understanding of the landscape of Lancaster and know that this new development will benefit the city massively.

“CityBlock has a proven track record of providing top quality purpose built student accommodation, both in Lancaster and across the UK, and our Penny Street development is no different. We frequently ask students what they want and need from their student accommodation and Penny Street reflects this, with the development receiving the sought after ANUK accreditation this week.”

By combining practical facilities with a stylish interior and a considered approach to the budget, the development showcases the future of purpose built student accommodation.”