Darren is the Head of the property team, one of the largest teams in the area.
The Commercial Property team has advised YPP, the Leeds based property company, on its latest development.
Work has now commenced on a new £12m student accommodation scheme on Cookridge Street in Leeds city centre.
YPP is developing the site into a part six and part eight storey building, that will house 96 self-contained student apartments, designed by Brewster Bye Architects.
The student scheme will also offer two ground floor retail units, a lettings office that will be occupied by YPP, and a wide range of communal facilities for residents including a lounge, gym, cinema room and study area.
The Broadley Group has been appointed as the main contractor and work has already seen a derelict building demolished that was previously home to Australian themed bar chain Walkabout.
The development is due to complete during summer 2018, in time for the start of the 2018/19 academic year.
The team was led by Darren Birkinshaw, Partner, who can be contacted on 01274 306 000.