High street coffee chain CaffèNero has agreed a 10-year lease with developer Downing to open a ground floor unit at CitySide student accommodation, Leeds.

The coffee brand has taken a 2,200 sq m ground floor unit at the development on Calverley Street, which includes an outdoor seating area.

The double-height unit features floor-to-ceiling windows and was delivered to a specification to allow Caffè Nero to transform the space to meet their requirements.

“Caffè Nero is one of the UK’s leading brands and will be a fantastic addition to the CitySide complex,” said John Clegg, head of property management at Downing.

“The unit sits within a vibrant development located within the centre of Leeds’ student community, which attracts great footfall from both students and local workers. We’re expecting the cafe to be very popular with our student tenants and local residents.”