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The Plaza

Clay Pit Lane, LS2 8AR

  • Central location near Leeds and Leeds Beckett University Campuses
  • Sociable, modern property with large study and communal spaces 
  • Cinema room and on-site gym for students

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  • 964 Beds

  • 0.2 miles from city centre

About The Plaza

Situated in the centre of Leeds, The Plaza is the perfect choice of accommodation for students who want to enjoy all aspects of student life. You’ll be minutes from both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett campuses, plus all that the bustling city of Leeds has to offer.

Enjoy the free on-site gym, get access to great laundry facilities, enjoy our sociable communal areas plus find plenty of space to study in private. The Plaza also has a fantastic, friendly and supportive on-site team to help you settle in to your new home.

Ensuite rooms

A range of rooms in shared flats with shared kitchens and your own bathroom

Studio rooms

Individual flats with your own kitchen and own bathroom


Classic ensuite rooms are 13 metres squared, have three quarter beds and share a kitchen with 3-6 people.

  • 2-5

All year - £158 per week

Academic year - £179 per week

One Term only - £183 per week


Premium range 1 ensuite rooms are 16 metres squared, have three quarter beds and share a kitchen with 5 or 6 people.

  • 4-5

Academic year - £195 per week


Basic studios are 16 metres squared, with a three quarter bed.

  • 0

Academic year - £210 per week


Classic studios are 20 metres squared and have three quarter beds.

  • 0

All year - £217 per week

Academic year - £217 per week


Premium range 1 studios have a double bed and are 22 metres squared. Suitable for double occupancy.

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All of the following comes included in the room price

With Unite Students you won't have to worry about the little details. We've got everything covered, from internet to contents insurance.

Your living essentials

  • All bills included in the rent

  • Wi-fi included throughout the property

  • Basic contents insurance included

  • Secure properties looked after by service teams 24/7

  • Log any maintenance requests with our teams via the free MyUnite app

  • On site support from property teams

  • 24/7 emergency contact centre

Facilities in The Plaza

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    Furnished bedrooms and fitted kitchens

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    Study and socialise in your common space

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    Laundry facilities in the property

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    Bike storage

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    Vending machines - snacks on site!

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    Keep fit at your convenience with an on-site gym

On your doorstep

Social Scenes
The Plaza is just a few minutes’ walk from the Students’ Union. Located in the heart of Leeds, residents at The Plaza are just a few minutes’ walk away from some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars and clubs.
Leeds boasts over 1,000 shops in a unique mix of stylish pedestrianised high streets, state-of-the-art shopping centres, Victorian arcades, historic buildings and yards, and Edwardian markets. Leeds city centre alone has upwards of 90 restaurants and cafés, 26 major hotels, four renowned theatres, 29 nightclubs, and over 180 bars.
The new 13,500 capacity Leeds Arena is located across the road from the property. The venue will host some of the biggest names in music, comedy and theatre and students staying at The Plaza are lucky enough to have this fantastic new venue right on their doorstep.
The property is just five minutes’ walk from Leeds Metropolitan University and University of Leeds campus, meaning whatever you’re studying you’ll always be close to your department. Also, you’ll have great access to the many music and entertainment stars who visit the Student’s Union every year.
If you’re looking to relax after lectures or at the weekend, take a short bus ride to Roundhay Park in Leeds, which is one of the biggest city parks in Europe. It has over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens. Here you can enjoy a spot of sunbathing in the summer, or sledging on the famous Hill 60 in the winter.
Getting Active
The Plaza has a fantastic gym built into the connect Sky Plaza B Block that is open from 6.30 am till 10.30 pm. Residents can access the gym with their room card.
At both universities, you’ll find leading sports facilities for rugby, football, hockey, tennis and badminton amongst many others. These venues are generally available for students to use throughout the year, meaning you can always pop down for a quick game with your friends.
For fans of professional sports, the close proximity to Leeds United’s Elland Road football stadium means you can see the team play just a short bus ride away.
Rugby fans are spoilt for choice with both the Rugby League World Club Challenge winners; Leeds Rhinos and the Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union, both based at Headingley Carnegie Stadium. The tickets are great value, and the atmosphere is electric.

Close and convenient

Travel and Transport
The Plaza is located on Clay Pit Lane, a stone’s throw from the city centre. With such a great location in the heart of the city, The Plaza students are close to the action, as well as having great transport links on their doorstep.
The properties are in the heart of Leeds city centre and are within walking distance from Leeds University campus. Should residents require it; there is a regular bus service - the number 96 - operating every few minutes, which travels to Headingley and other popular student areas.
Leeds train station offers regular services to the rest of the UK and is a fifteen to twenty minute walk from The Plaza.
The Plaza is located adjacent to the A58 which connects to the A64 and is also close to the M1. Leeds Bradford airport is under 9 miles away and a regular shuttle bus operates to and from the city centre. This makes Leeds a great starting point for exploring more of the UK and further afield.
Local Essentials
There is a large convenience store onsite which  stocks a wide variety of goods and is open from 7 am till 12 midnight every day. For a wider range of items Morrison’s supermarket is just a few minutes walk across the road. Further major supermarkets, banks , popular high street stores  and a great variety of specialist shops can be found easily within the city centre.
Your Wellbeing
The Plaza students can walk to Leeds Student Medical Practice in around five minutes. It is located behind The Plaza and offers a wide range of services. Students have to register with the practice and we advise residents do this within the first week at university.
The universities offer welfare, financial and career advice to all its students and these can be found in various advice clinics across campus. The Plaza is in close proximity for both university campuses.
Aside from these facilities, Leeds General Infirmary hospital is located just a five-minute walk from The Plaza should emergency medical assistance be required.