Sky Plaza

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Sky Plaza
Sky Plaza Tower 2.JPG
Alternative names The Plaza Phase Three
General information
Status Complete
Type Skyscraper[1]
Location Clay Pit Lane, Leeds, England
Coordinates 53°48′13″N 1°32′39″W / 53.80361°N 1.54417°W / 53.80361; -1.54417Coordinates: 53°48′13″N 1°32′39″W / 53.80361°N 1.54417°W / 53.80361; -1.54417
Construction started 2007
Completed 2009
Roof 106 metres (348 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 37
Design and construction
Architect Carey Jones Architects Ltd
Developer Unite Group plc
Main contractor Shepherd Construction
The Sky Plaza and the surrounding buildings

Sky Plaza (also known as The Plaza Tower) is a 106-metre (348 ft) skyscraper, in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is the second phase of a development in Leeds city centre, consisting of 572 student apartments. It was the worlds tallest student accommodation building until the completion of Nido Spitalfields in London in 2010[2][3] and whilst not the tallest building in Leeds, its roof is the highest point in the city as it is built on high ground. It can be seen from as far as 25 miles (40 km) from most areas.

The original planning application was an approved 26 storey scheme which was altered into the 37 storey tower. The design was submitted by Carey Jones Architects and the main contractor on site will be Shepherd Construction. Work on the foundations began in May 2007, with a completion date of 2009.

The tower crane was being lowered on 24 February 2009 and the portable crane took down the rest of the tower crane on 1 March 2009.

It caters mainly to students from University of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds College of Music. The premium range of flats are some of the most expensive student accommodations in Leeds.

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  1. ^ Under the Emporis Standards Committee, a skyscraper is defined as a multi-storey building which is at least 100m. Any building from 35m to 100m tall is generally considered to be a high rise building.
  2. ^ Worlds Tallest Student Block Completes In Leeds Skyscraper News, 26 June 2009
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