Pete Gleave, senior planner at Deloitte Real Estate, said:

“This development will raise the bar for student living in Leeds city centre, introducing much higher standards of student accommodation to the region.

As well as new residential units, Vita Student will create extensive commercial space and residents will benefit from comprehensive redevelopment of the adjoining park.

This development will create an outstanding hub for students and, having successfully worked with Select on a number of major schemes in recent years, it is pleasing to see this exciting development move one step closer to realisation.”

A report to the city plans panel meeting stated: The development would bring high quality contemporary architecture that responds positively to the area.”