Creative approach to student accommodation demand at Southampton

Customer
University of Southampton
Architect
Architecture PLB
Value
£80M GDV

Following a period of sustained growth the University of Southampton had identified a need for around 1,000 additional rooms of new student accommodation.

Issue

The University had multiple drivers for the scheme including the need to ensure that the University could continue to meet its accommodation guarantee; to raise the overall quality of its accommodation offering in the face of changing student expectations; and to help address local concerns around the growth of Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMO’s).

The University was looking for the new accommodation to be funded by the private sector although remained happy to take on the demand risk.

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