Investment Opportunities

The UK property market has already been a hot sector for a short while now, with many great investment opportunities available with more on the way. Certain sectors within the property market are more lucrative than others, with the main hot sector being the student accommodation investments. There have been multiple reports showing that student property investments have performed better than other commercial property classes in recent years. With increasing applicants to British Universities, this trend is set to continue, especially with an ever increasing inflow of overseas students. Knight Frank have forecasted the number of international students in Higher Education will increase by 15-20% over the next 5 years following their in depth research. With international students the main driving force behind demand for purpose built accommodation, the sector is still in its infancy. Current trends in rising demand for higher more luxurious standards of living make the purpose built luxury student accommodation even more appealing to students.

The following are an introduction to a selection of hot lucrative investments around the UK currently. For more information on each, you can download the brochure / information sheet we provide under each project. More opportunities can be found through our property search feature.


Leeds, LS6 - Student Accommodation

An Investment opportunity for Student Accomodation in Leeds. Trinity Hall
Self-contained en-suite, studios and 1 bed flats are available in this development.
Due for completion: September 2016
The development is located just 0.6 miles from the University of Leeds and 0.9 miles for Leeds metropolitan university.
The City centre and Shopping district are all within 1.5 miles of the development amking it very attractive to students in Leeds.
Student housing was one of the best performing sectors during the economic downturn and is still rising.

Leeds Trinity Hall:

Studio:                              £69,995 - £77,000

1Bed:                              £82,000 - £89,995

- Assured minimum rental yield of 8% for 2 years
- 5% interest paid on deposited funds
- Close proximity to City centre and multiple universities
- Completion due September 2016

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Glasgow, G11 - Student Accommodation

Glasgow is home to 6 Universities (University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, University of West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire) of which only approximately 25% (60,000) of students are catered for by being housed in university accomodation. The universities account for 80,000 students; the largest of which, University of Glasgow has almost 27,000 students from 130 countries. University of Glasgow is a Russell Group University and was recently shortlisted for Times Higher Education University of the Year Award.Univeristy course in Glasgow tend to have 4 year durations, 1 year more than than most UK undergrad courses. There is a £1.2billion redevelopment at Glasgow harbour with the development located next to the heart of the redevelopment which is also just 500m from University of Glasgows new global entrance.With education for local scottish students being free, it allows then to have higher levels of disposable income, resulting in higher demands for high quality purpose built accomodation.

Glasgow VITA:

Studio:                              £119,040 - £161,945

Cluster Apartment:            from £397,644

- Assured NET rental income of 7% for 5 years
- Freehold
- Completion estimate Septemeber 2016

Rental Comparisons

Bristol, BS1 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT

Bristol is home to 2 Universities ( The University of Bristol and The University of the West of England), of which The University of Bristol is ranked 11th in the country (Times University Guide 2013). Bristol is also the largest city in the South West of the UK and located 90 mins train journey from London. With 49,000 students in Bristol, there are only 13,000 purpose built student beds. The development is located less than 300m from the University of Bristol making it very attractive to students.

Bristol Colston Avenue:

Luxury Studio: From £78,299

- Assured net yield of 7% p.a for 5 years
- £5,000 reservation fee
- Pooled rental income
- Completion estimate September 2014

Information Pack

Exeter, EX4 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT

Exeter is home to the University of Exeter and Exeter College. The University of Exeter ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK (The Guardian and Times University Guide 2013). Here there is a student population of approximately 20,000, of which 22% are international students. Approximately 64% of full time students in Exeter do not have access to purpose built student accommodation with further restrictions being planned to be imposed on the landlords of the private sector for HMO's (House of multiple occupancy) in the area. This furthers the need and demand from students for these purpose built accommodation. The Portland House is a redevelopment that is located between the 2 campuses of the University of Exeter just 800m away. Exeter's main station is located 450m from the development with the Bus/Coach station, Supermarket, Shopping Mall, and Central Library within 250m of Portland House.

Portland House:

Luxury Studio: From £77,950

- Assured net yield of 7% p.a for 5 years
- £5,000 reservation fee
- Pooled rental income
- Completion estimate September 2014


Southampton, SO14 - SOLD OUT

Southampton is home to 2 Universities, of which 1 is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. There are approximately 39,000 students in Southampton, with 7,750 being international students. 75% of all students here do not have access to purpose built accommodation. There is already a £110 million investment plan being implemented across both universities here, having started in 2010. Multiple reports have named Southampton as one of the UK's best locations for property investment, with emphasis on student property in the area.

Richmond House:

Studio: from £65,840

- Assured net yield of 7% p.a for 5 years
- £5,000 reservation fee
- Completion estimate September 2014