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Unite Students

Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation serving the country’s world-leading Higher Education sector.

Our common purpose is to provide a Home for Success for the students who live with us and to be the most trusted brand in the sector. Our brand promises are to provide a space to grow and thrive, to provide a place to belong and be there when students need us.

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SIX MONTHS ENDED 30 JUNE 2022

Hayloft Point

New flagship property in London

Hayloft Point, located in the heart of central London, is Unite Student’s new flagship purpose-built student accommodation development. It spans 24-storeys and will provide beds for 920 students. It covers 29,000 sq m in total and had development costs of £190m.

Facilities include outdoor and indoor social spaces, modern study facilities, a free gym, as well as a cinema, games and karaoke rooms. Sustainability has been prioritised through the design and development phases with solar panels on the roof, air source heat pumps throughout, and bike storage facilities on each floor.

Unite Students’ new flagship development in London reaches practical completion: Hayloft Point, Aldgate
What your university needs to know about the class of 2022
As the academic year fast approaches, the Higher Education sector is preparing for thousands of prospective students preparing to head to university for the first time. But who are 2022’s applicants, and what does the class of 2022 need at university? With a view to starting to answer to these questions, Unite Students is delighted to share our inaugural Applicant Index report, available for download below:

Why Unite Students?

Best-in-class operating platform

High quality portfolio

Substantial growth opportunities

Leadership in sustainability

High visibility over growth

Structurally growing sector

Unite Students:
Home for Success

Chief Executive Richard Smith talks about the purpose which drives Unite Students: Home for Success. He gives views on why everybody should have the opportunity to be the best version of themselves.

Students playing monopoly at the table

Research and insights

The climbing cost of living - Financial tips for students and parents

Our new independent research* has shown that students and parents are extremely worried about the increasing cost of living. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Blackbullion, a financial wellbeing platform with financial education and funding for students, to offer help and support for anyone who’s struggling to cope financially.

Research and insights

Living Black at University

Living Black at University is a major new report into Black students’ experience in UK student accommodation, commissioned by Unite Students and carried out by Halpin Partnership.

Information for investors

Helping investors to understand our purpose and business and how we will deliver long-term shareholder value.

Building communities where students can belong and grow

Explore our portfolio

Hayloft Point, Aldgate East, London

Construction work has now started again on a flagship 920-bed scheme on the site of a former 1960s office block in the City of London.

Latest updates

22/09/2022
Press releases
Unite Students completes its latest development in Bristol
Unite Students has reached practical completion on Campbell House, its latest development in Bristol. Situated in the heart of the city, on the site of a former Georgian hospital, Unite Students latest development is named after one of the Bristol’s first Black ward sisters, Princess Campbell. The property spans six storeys and will provide beds for 431 students. It covers 109,000 sq ft, with investment totalling £45million.
15/09/2022
Press releases
Unite Students’ new flagship development in London reaches practical completion
Unite Students has reached practical completion on its new flagship development in London. Hayloft Point, located in the heart of central London in Aldgate, spans 24-storeys and will provide beds for 920 students. It covers 29,000 sq metres in total and had development costs of £190m.
17/08/2022
Press releases
Five top tips to ensure students are ready for life at university
Five top tips on how to best prepare for starting at university, including how to deal with the rise in cost of living, go-to recipes for healthy eating and finding out about the city students are about to live in
09/08/2022
Podcasts
Preparing for 2022’s new students
Our latest episode of Accommodation Matters explores the findings of our recent applicant survey in more detail, including what this means on the ground, what the sector is doing to prepare for their arrival, and some areas of focus for the future.