The student accommodation at Leeds Metropolitan University on Mill Street is a new build development of 93 student flats comprising 445 en suite bedrooms and 173 regular bedrooms. £10.4m design and build contract, with a tight contract period of 64 weeks. The approach: Provision of employer's agent, cost management and planning supervisor services, appointment of a contractor with experience undertaking student accommodation. The challenges: Project delivery required prior to September 2004 in order to house 445 students, working closely with the tenant in order to progress the design requirements within very tight timescales. The project was delivered in line with the student occupation dates; a landmark building delivered within budget.