The sun was out, the food was great and the event was fun. The brand new IconInc, The Glassworks officially opened on Tuesday 29th of August and we put on a grand event to celebrate the opening of this £19m, 6 storey, 150 room student living space.
On the day, around 100 business partners and press came from around the country to help us celebrate this great event and it was Councillor Judith Blake, the leader of Leeds City Council, who cut the red ribbon to welcome students in to their new home.
Guests were shown around each of the different room varieties that students will be living in; the Neo, Smart Studio, Elegance Studio and the Grande Apartment. All rooms were dressed to impress and the apartments had a lot of people wishing they could re-live their student days all over again, but this time, in a little more luxury.
Each room is kitted out with an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, study space, a 1000 pocket sprung mattress and ample storage space to fit in all the necessities and little luxuries that students at IconInc love.
As well as the rooms, the tour showed guests around the mega kitchens, where students will be able to cook up a variety of meals, followed by the lounges where they can relax after a hard day of studying.
It wasn’t just the living areas that were being showed off though. The Glassworks also features a private cinema with a 9 foot screen, a modern gym with all the latest equipment, a sauna and steam room for weekend pampering sessions and study rooms where groups can practice their presentations. There’s the “Grab and Go” fully equipped pantry, where IconInc residents can pick up their free breakfast every morning and any snacks that take their fancy throughout the day. For students wanting to study away from the library, the specially fitted Mac Zone provides all the facilities for students to surf the web, do research and write essays on the brand new Mac Books.
The tours were followed with a speech by The Parklane Group director, Naveen Ahmed, who told everyone just how much of a journey it had been to get The Glassworks to where it is today.
“We are continuously innovating to further meet the changing needs of students who want to get more from their accommodation than just a living space. We’ve raised the bar even higher with The Glassworks, bringing Leeds students an unparalleled level of luxury, superior quality facilities and stunning interior design like never before.”
It was then time for a BBQ lunch that showed off the outdoor BBQ area next to the slide and glamping pods, something which IconInc has never featured before in any of its accommodation. For dessert, a bar that included freshly cooked waffles, chocolate mousse and cheesecake was on offer for one day only.
Although students won’t be able to enjoy the dessert bar – maybe that’s an idea for the next IconInc apartments! – everything else in this brand new luxury accommodation is now open and we can’t wait for everyone to start enjoying IconInc, The Glassworks!