First look inside £45m luxury student accommodation scheme

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Student accommodation provider Student Roost has unveiled new images of its latest property, York House in Nottingham.

In October 2019 Student Roost completed a £45m forward funding deal to kick-off construction of the scheme, designed by Franklin Ellis. The site was sold by intu in November 2018 in a deal brokered by FHP Property Consultants, and Nottingham City Council gave the green light to the project in March of that year.

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York House, which is expected to open in time for the 2021/22 academic year, is being developed by Cassidy Group with contractors nmcn.

Birmingham-based Student Roost already manages three other properties in Nottingham which cater to students at both the city’s universities. York House will bring the total number of Student Roost beds in the city to 2,432.


Neil Howells, head of development at Student Roost, said: “York House is looking absolutely incredible, and we can’t wait for the first residents to arrive in just a few months’ time. This has been a difficult year for students, but we know that they’ll be looking forward to exploring their brand new home and benefitting from the incredible facilities in the property.

“We already have a strong presence in Nottingham, offering students a variety of different rooms to choose from, whichever university they’re studying at. York House builds on these foundations, offering an amazing place to live, right next to the Nottingham Trent University campus.

“We’re grateful to our development and construction partners Cassidy Group and nmcn for ensuring that York House remains on track to open ahead of the coming academic year despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.”


Patric Cassidy, director of Cassidy Group, said: “The past 12 months have been difficult regarding Covid but have worked closely with our client Student Roost and our main contractor to ensure York House will be delivered on time later this year.

“This is part of nearly 4,000 student beds Cassidy Group will be delivering over the next two years across the UK.”