Sky Plaza

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Sky Plaza
Sky Plaza Tower 2.JPG
Alternative namesThe Plaza Phase Three
General information
LocationClay Pit Lane, Arena Quarter, Leeds, England
Coordinates53°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 started2007
Roof348 ft (106 m) AGL
552 ft (168 m) ASL
Technical details
Floor count37
Design and construction
ArchitectCarey Jones Architects Ltd
DeveloperUnite Group plc
Main contractorShepherd Construction

Sky Plaza (also known as The Plaza Tower) is a 37-storey, residential skyscraper, in Arena Quarter, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is the second phase of a development in Leeds city centre, consisting of 572 student apartments. It is the world's second tallest student accommodation building, the third tallest being Nido Spitalfields in London,[2][3] with the tallest being 17 New Wakefield Street in Manchester. While Sky Plaza is not the tallest building in Leeds, its roof is the highest point in the city centre as it is built on high ground. It can be seen from as far as 25 miles (40 km) from most areas. And is easily identifiable on a night with its flashing aircraft warning light.

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. Construction took place from 2007 to 2009.

It caters mainly to students from University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds College of Music. The premium range of flats are some of the most expensive student accommodation 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
  3. ^ "Spitalfields", Prodigy Living. Retrieved 10 June 2015.

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