Anger over unfinished student flats

Students say they are paying to live in “dangerous” accommodation.

Jubilee Court in Fylde Road, Preston opened last September but workmen are still on site. The management company insist the site is safe, but students paying up to £115 a week disagree.

They still do not have use of a lift, dishwasher, cinema room or study room, and the building is also not on mains power, relying instead on a generator that residents say has cut out 13 times.

UCLan business student Jack Thomasson, 21, who was forced to live in the Holiday Inn for two weeks, said the situation is unbearable. He said: “The worst thing is not knowing when the power is coming back on.

When we have a blackout it affects everything, including our running water. The door rooms are also on a fob system, so if you’re out and the power goes out, you can’t get back in. There’s no lift, so if I had an accident tomorrow I wouldn’t be able to get to my third floor room.”

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