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

Brochure
More info


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

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Rental Comparisons


Manchester, M16 - 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments




Manchester is the second largest city in the UK with a population of 2.5 million. The city provides world-class transport, with the 2nd largest airport in the UK carrying more routes than Heathrow and multiple rail routes across the UK. The BBC has recently moved from London to Manchester resulting in the creation of a new “media City” the second biggest in Europe, representing the largest professional market outside London. 31.3% of all employees in the region are employed in banking, finance and insurance. Manchester is often seen as the location to be in the UK behind London, which shows its future potential, with capital growth in Manchester at 21% in 2013.

This new development is a refurbishment of an existing building into modern, functional apartments in a residential area in Manchester, designed for young professionals and families. The property is well located, just minutes from the local Tram station providing quick access to the City centre, and Media City.


Grove House:

1 Bedroom Apartment: from      £107,219

2 Bedroom Apartment: from      £146,659

- 7% annual yield guaranteed for 2 years
- Completion estimate February 2016

- 999 year lease
- Allocated Cark Parking, Concierge Services, Landscaped areas
- Range of schools within walking distance
- 2 mins walk from Trafford Bar Tram station given quick access to City Centre, Media City and Old Trafford football stadium


Brochure



Liverpool, L3 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




Liverpool is home to 5 universities (Liverpool John Moore's University, The University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) with only 21% of students being housed in university accommodation. The area boasts the largest wealth management industry outside London in the UK at £12bn. The development is located opposite the city's main train station. There is a strong international link in Liverpool with the largest International collaborative University in China (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) having Liverpool University as one of its partners. This has attracted even more overseas students to Liverpool.

Plato House:

Studio:     £78,710 - £83,871

- Assured NET yield of 7.75% p.a for 5 years
- £3,000 reservation fee
- Completion estimate September 2015

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Investment Summary


Sheffield, S1 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




Sheffield is home to 2 Universities (Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield University) of which only 23.4% of students are catered for by being housed in university accomodation and 2 Colleges (Sheffield College, Sheffield International College). The universities alone account for more than 60,000 students of which 48,630 are full-time, >15% of which are international. 5 Noble prize winners have been associated with Sheffield Univeristy. Sheffield is the most centrally located major city region in the UK with 1/3 of the region lying in the Peak District. The area has had a strong industrial heritage and being home to leading manufacturing and engineering firms such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce. It has made a name for itself as being one of the most friendliest and safest major cities in the UK.

Spectrum:

Ensuite Room :              £55,995 - £57,995  monthly income: £417
Accessible Ensuite Room:          £61,995 - £63,995  monthly income: £458
Studio:                     £69,950   monthly income: £525

- Assured annual income of £5,000, £5,500, £6,300 p.a for 5 years depending on unit type
- 999 year lease
- Completion estimate ready for start of University September 2015

Brochure
Investment Summary
Introduction Video


Liverpool, L6 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




Liverpool is home to 5 universities (Liverpool John Moore's University, The University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) with only 21% of students being housed in university accommodation. The area boasts the largest wealth management industry outside London in the UK at £12bn. The development is located a stones throw from Liverpool Hope University and a short walk from The University of Liverpool. There is a strong international link in Liverpool with the largest International collaborative University in China (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) having Liverpool University as one of its partners. This has attracted even more overseas students to Liverpool.

Quadrant:

Ensuite Room 13 sqm - 15 sqm:          £57,995
Accessible Ensuite Room 18.8 sqm :     £71,995
Studio 20 sqm - 24 sqm:                     £79,995
Studio ith balcony 21 sqm - 24 sqm:     £84,995

- Assured net yield of £4,720, £5,980, £6,700 p.a for 5 years depending on unit type
- £3,000 reservation fee
- Completion estimate September 2015

Brochure
Investment Summary


Leeds, LS7 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




Leeds is home to 2 Universities (University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University) as well as 5 Colleges of Further Education, which include the College of Music and College of Art and Design. The city has an approximate total student population of over 60,000, of which only 24% are able to gain accommodation provided by their university. Leeds is one of the largest financial district outside of London and has thus made it a popular university destination, with student numbers rising annually. The development is located a short 5-10 mins walk to both university campuses and within 22 mins walk of the other colleges. Leeds also has good transport links to the rest of the UK with journey times of 2 hrs to London, 54 mins to Manchester and 3 hrs to Edinburgh.

Asquith House & Austin Hall:

Ensuite Room 13 sqm - 14 sqm:  £52,995   projected rent: £140 pw with 48 week contracts
Ensuite Room 15 sqm :               £56,800   projected rent: £150 pw with 48 week contracts
Ensuite Room 21 sqm - 24 sqm:  £72,000   projected rent: £185 pw with 48 week contracts
Studio 20 sqm:                           £74,995   projected rent: £190 pw with 48 week contracts

- Assured net yield of £4,270, £4,612, £5,980, £6,250 p.a for 5 years depending on unit type
- £3,000 reservation fee
- 999 Year Lease
- Completion estimate January 2015

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Rental Projections


Leeds, LS6 - Student Accommodation - WITHDRAWN




Leeds is home to 2 Universities (University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University) as well as 5 Colleges of Further Education, which include the College of Music and College of Art and Design. The city has an approximate total student population of over 60,000, of which only 24% are able to gain accommodation provided by their university. Leeds is one of the largest financial district outside of London and has thus made it a popular university destination, with student numbers rising annually. The development is located 1.4 miles from The University of Leeds and 1.6 miles from Leeds Metropolitan University. The City Centre is 2.2 miles away with bus links to all these locations just a short walk away. Leeds also has good transport links to the rest of the UK with journey times of 2 hrs to London, 54 mins to Manchester and 3 hrs to Edinburgh.

ALL units in this development are studio apartments.

Studio Room:
£75,950 - £90,950 with sizes ranging from 224 sq ft to 316 sq ft

- Assured rental yield of 7% for 5 years
- £5,000 reservation fee
- 125 Year Lease
- Completion Estimate: ready for occupation September 2015

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Liverpool, L3 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




Liverpool is home to 5 universities (Liverpool John Moore's University, The University of Liverpool, The Royal Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) with only 21% of students being housed in university accommodation. The area boasts the largest wealth management industry outside London in the UK at £12bn. The development is located opposite the city's main train station. There is a strong international link in Liverpool with the largest International collaborative University in China (Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University) having Liverpool University as one of its partners. This has attracted even more overseas students to Liverpool.

Paramount:

Pod: £54,995 projected rent: £125 pw with 48 week contracts
Studio:£74,995 projected rent: £165 pw with 48 week contracts

- Assured net yield of 9% p.a for 5 years
- £3,000 reservation fee
- Completion estimate September 2015

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Rental Projections


Canterbury, CT1 - Student Accommodation - SOLD OUT




There is only 1 new student development in the area. Canterbury is home to 4 universities (University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of the creative arts, Girne American University Canterbury) with only 22.8% of Canterbury students being housed in university accommodation. Attractions in the area include, Canterbury Cathedral, Whitefriars shopping mall. Eurostar station Ashford is located nearby as well as fast trains to London St. Pancras.

Marlowe House:

Pod: £59,995 projected rent: £125 pw with 48 week contracts
Studio:£74,995 projected rent: £165 pw with 48 week contracts

- Assured net yield of 9% p.a for 5 years
- £3,000 reservation fee
- Completion estimate January 2014 (phase 1) April 2014 (phase 2) September 2014 (phase 3)

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Rental Projections

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


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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