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The Leather Works Accommodation

A photograph of The Leather Works courtyard featuring a green grass square with foliage and a path. The path leads to a wooden building with outdoor seating, with the larger accommodation building visible behind it.
A photograph of The Leather Works courtyard featuring a green grass square with foliage and a path. The path leads to a wooden building with outdoor seating, with the larger accommodation building visible behind it.

The Leather Works courtyard

A photograph of a bedroom with the ensuite bathroom in shot.
A photograph of a bedroom with the ensuite bathroom in shot.

The Leather Works large en-suite

A photograph of The Leather Works kitchen with orange leather seats and a table.
A photograph of The Leather Works kitchen with orange leather seats and a table.

The Leather Works kitchen

A photograph of The Leather Works room ensuite room, featuring a desk  a bed and a bedside cabinet.
A photograph of The Leather Works room ensuite room, featuring a desk  a bed and a bedside cabinet.

The Leather Works large en-suite room

A photograph of The Leather Works deluxe ensuite with a blue reflective wall, mirror, sink and shower.
A photograph of The Leather Works deluxe ensuite with a blue reflective wall, mirror, sink and shower.

The Leather Works deluxe en-suite

A photograph of the The Leather Works cinema room, it features a large screen with blue panelled walls and beige sofas.
A photograph of the The Leather Works cinema room, it features a large screen with blue panelled walls and beige sofas.

The Leather Works cinema room

A photograph of The Leather Works gym featuring different equipment such as treadmills and rowing machines.
A photograph of The Leather Works gym featuring different equipment such as treadmills and rowing machines.

The Leather Works gym

A photograph of The Leather Works accommodation communal area with a pool table and orange and blue seating.
A photograph of The Leather Works accommodation communal area with a pool table and orange and blue seating.

The Leather Works communal area

The Leather Works offers a wide range of amenities designed to enhance the student experience. Located just a short bus ride into the centre of Leeds, and a 20-minute walk from Leeds Arts University.

The site offers an exciting range of amenities, with a dedicated gaming and TV area, a private dining room with kitchen and an onsite bakery. There is also a cinema room, an onsite gym ensures that you can stay active, whilst quiet study areas offer space for students wanting space to focus on work. 

The accommodation is close to the scenic Meanwood Valley Trail, with views on to Meanwood Valley Urban Farm, ideal if you want to explore greener parts of the city by bike or on foot. You can also easily stock up on essentials with supermarkets within walking distance or a short bus ride away. The accommodation offers secure cycle storage, and students without their own bike can take advantage of the free-of-charge cycle hire.

Leeds Arts University students are offered the choice of single or double en-suite bedrooms in shared flats, with all bills including superfast WiFi, and TVs in the shared lounge/kitchen area.

Key features

  • All rooms are en-suite with study desks

  • Shared kitchen and lounge areas in all flats

  • All utility bills included

  • Superfast WiFi and contents insurance included

  • Cinema, TV and gaming rooms

  • Onsite gym

  • Quiet study areas

  • Private dining room and onsite bakery

  • Bike storage and free cycle hire

  • 24 hour CCTV surveillance and key fob entry

  • Limited parking available on-site at an extra cost (please enquire directly with the provider for more information)

  • Owned and managed by Prestige Student Living

Rent (2024 prices)

The Leather Works classic room (single bed en-suite)
£123 per week (24 rooms available)

The Leather Works premium room (3/4 bed en-suite)
£144 per week (142 rooms available)

The Leather Works large room (3/4 bed en-suite)
£149 per week (86 rooms available)

The Leather Works deluxe room (double bed en-suite)
£158 per week (41 rooms available)

All rooms are available on a 44-week contract, with an earlier start date for Foundation Diploma students. If you require a 51-week contract (recommended for postgraduate students) please let us know by emailing admissions@leeds-art.ac.uk.

How to book your accommodation

We work with two local accommodation providers, Carr Mills and The Leather Works, both within walking distance of our Blenheim Walk site.

If you book your accommodation through the University you will receive a preferential room rate.

For first year undergraduate applicants we guarantee a place within Carr Mills or The Leather Works, providing that you firm accept your offer via UCAS by 7 June 2024, and complete the booking process within two weeks of receiving your contract from the accommodation provider.*

The majority of our accommodation is offered to first year students on our undergraduate degree courses, but we also have rooms available for Foundation Diploma and postgraduate students.

The benefits of staying in the accommodation we offer are:

  • You'll be living with other students from Leeds Arts University

  • Our accommodation is close to the University (15-20 mins walk)

  • Preferential room rates when booking through the University

  • Both accommodation providers offer you the option to stay on in the accommodation for your second year of study

Accommodation booking is accessible to applicants who have accepted their offer of a place at Leeds Arts University. Once you accept your place the Admissions team will be in touch via email with a link to our Accommodation Request Form.

Once you have completed this form, we will forward your information to the accommodation provider. They will then be in touch with you via email with information about how to secure your room.

Whilst we facilitate the booking process, please be aware that any contractual agreement is between you and the accommodation provider.

We encourage you to book your room once you feel confident that Leeds Arts University is the right choice for you.

Please ensure you, and your guarantor carefully read your tenancy agreement so that you fully understand the cancellation clauses within the agreement.

* Please note that whilst we guarantee a place within accommodation, the room type and location is subject to availability at time of booking. Due to the high demand for accommodation, applicants who do not complete the provider booking process within two weeks, risk their room being reallocated to another applicant.

For more information, visit Carr Mills or The Leather Works.

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