Construction has begun on Select Property Group’s Vita Student Village in York
It will see the 6.3 acre former St Joseph’s Convent on Lawrence Street, restored into student accommodation, creating a brand new student village in the city.
Owners Select Property Group, a global developer, retailer and operator of market-leading investment brands, will renovate the convent buildings into spaces which will include private study rooms, expansive lounge areas, private dining rooms, a movie room and state-of-the-art gym. In addition to the convent restoration, an additional 14, three and four-storey buildings will be constructed to create an exclusive student village totalling 649 beds to accommodate the city’s increasing student population.
The unique campus-style development features extensively landscaped grounds, including outdoor seating areas and the retention of a communal orchard. Yielding two tonnes of fruit a year, the orchard will form a focal point of the development with new buildings named after the pears, apples and plums it grows.