The design team is led by Architects, Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson. RIBA stage 2 reports were distributed for comment in October 2016.
Stage 3 design work is now under way in preparation for tending in January 2017.
Construction works will take place from February to July 2017.
Jonas Court is to be fully refurbished to form a Student Hotel which will be managed by the same team who run Halifax Hall Hotel.
There will be 60 en-suite bedrooms with shared self-catering facilities available for students to let on a flexible basis, 20 en-suite hotels rooms available for the public to let and shared communal facilities on the ground floor including informal café / lounge space, quiet study space and games areas.