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Angel Lane in Stratford – King’s College London and Unite Students announce new landmark London property and a growing partnership – 10 September 2015

8 November 2016

Unite Students, the UK’s leading provider of student accommodation, and Russell Group university King’s College London proudly announce an extension to their successful partnership with the opening of a new London venue: Angel Lane.

Angel Lane will become home to 759 students in Stratford, east London, situated a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park and a major transport hub.

King’s has the ambition of “attracting the best international minds” and an enviable academic reputation supporting an ambitious growth agenda. 

The Angel Lane opening provides a solution to a key challenge facing King’s: a need for more purpose-built student accommodation to support growing student numbers.

King’s real estate development director Ralph Luck OBE said: “Unite is a trusted partner of the university, and shares our commitment to providing a suitable environment for students to succeed.

“We have ambitious plans to increase student numbers over the next few years and given our existing strong relationship with Unite Students they were the obvious partner to choose.”

Unite, the UK’s largest supplier of student accommodation, already works in partnership with King’s. Excluding Angel Lane, Unite already provides over 1,000 beds to King’s in three London properties.

Unite Students’ managing director of Operations Richard Smith said: “Our partnership approach means we can successfully put students’ needs at the centre of what we do.  

“Delivering another property in this exciting area of London gives students another accommodation option, ensuring they get value for money and the best environment to succeed.”

Unite has a business purpose of providing students with a ‘Home for Success,’ meaning an environment which supports both personal and academic growth.

Angel Lane is a new example of Unite delivering a complex project on time and to budget in a sought-after location.

The development was delivered in partnership with McAleer & Rushe as main contractor, HCD Architects, Applied Energy, Walsh Associates and Tower 8.

Angel Lane facts

  • Fully occupied Angel Lane is about 34,000 tonnes – over 100 jumbo jets
  • The floor area of the building is 24,000m2 – around five football pitches
  • There are 6,707 bulbs
  • This building is 41 metres high
  • Angel Lane has 519 more bedrooms than Buckingham Palace
  • Unite Students operates 28 properties in London
  • Its five most recent London properties are an investment in the capital of £312.4m