UK & Ireland

Blackstone’s iQ Student rolls out tech platform Lavanda nationwide

iQ Student Accommodation, one of the leading providers of private purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the UK, and pioneering technology platform Lavanda, announce they are extending their partnership.

Manchester University opens competition for £260m framework

The four-year construction framework will cover projects up to £260m. Manchester University aims to accelerate the modernisation of its student accommodation, however no firm plans have been made at this stage.

Partnership revealed for £450m regeneration of Ardwick

New £450m plans for Ardwick, in Manchester, involving life sciences space and purpose-built student accommodation, could deliver 1,900 jobs and apprenticeships and £138m of economic benefit.

Proposed plans would see Edinburgh student flats built above Tesco supermarket

New Town and Broughton Community Council took to Twitter said that a resident ' highlighted a potential redevelopment' around the Tesco supermarket in Canonmills. Images have been released of proposed plans for student accommodation in the Canonmills area of Edinburgh.

Firm puts £200m flats plan on hold in Glasgow

The huge regeneration project involved 1500 flats on long-time vacant land in the city. Get Living has permission for the flats, including more than 800 for rent and almost 700 for students, on the old college goods yard behind High Street.
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GSL and CUBO announce partnership to deliver deeper insight into UK & Ireland PBSA

Global Student Living (GSL) and College & University Business Officers (CUBO) have today announced a new partnership that will include the development and delivery...

Work starts on 367-bed purpose-built student accommodation in Bristol’s Redcliff Quarter

The project comprising 367 studios and shared rooms is part of the second phase of Redcliff Quarter, located on the corner of St Thomas Street and Cross Street.

Gregory acquires York site with plans to ease student accomadation shortages

Gregory Properties has purchased a strategic site on Foss Islands Road, York with aspirations to deliver against a chronic shortage of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in the city.

Edward Gibbon appointed as Host’s head of asset management

He joins from iQ Student Accommodation, which is owned by Blackstone, where he worked for three years as an investment and asset manager, focused on assessing and unwriting rolling refurbishment programmes, monitoring and enhancing portfolio performance and onboarding with new investments into the existing portfolio.

Campaigners seek listing for brutalist Bristol car park

Bristol-based Alec French Architects has created 21-storey proposals to redevelop the car-park site with a mix of student-housing and co-living space. The development team for the project, which would be run under the Student Roost brand, says a new 412-space car park is part of its vision for the site, along with around 320 student rooms, 250 co-living rooms and ground-floor food, drink and retail space.
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