Unite Students completes its latest development in Bristol
Unite Students, the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation, 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 £45m.
The new accommodation provides a host of amenities for students, including a gym, cinema, karaoke room, dedicated study spaces, as well as indoor and outdoor social spaces.
In addition to these amenities, which are provided as part of Unite Students’ value-for-money, all-inclusive offer, students will also benefit from onsite teams providing 24/7 support, as well as secure access systems and CCTV.
As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the site has been built with extensive solar panelling, as well as air source heat pumps, and the ability to link into the district heating network once delivered. There is also extensive cycle storage – with enough space for residents and their guests to store a bike. The development has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Bristol is home to the company’s headquarters and one of Unite Student’s key strategic cities where it is well positioned to meet demand from the c.60,000 students per annum in the city.
Campbell House has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol, with whom Unite Students has a long-standing relationship. A 15-year contract has been agreed to provide beds for its students, covering 95% of the rooms at Campbell House
Nick Hayes, Unite Students’ Group Property Director, said:
“Unite Students has a long-standing presence in Bristol and we are excited to open another new development in the city where we started out. Bristol remains a key regional city for us as a thriving student city, with more than 60,000 students.
“Campbell House reflects our commitment to sustainability – both in terms of construction, operations and provides a great backdrop to promote sustainable living habits among our students. The building has also been designed around students’ needs, being based close to campus and with plenty of quality amenities and spaces to study and relax.”
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About Unite Students
Unite Students is the UK’s largest owner, manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) serving the country’s world-leading higher education sector. We provide homes to 74,000 students across 172 properties in 25 leading university towns and cities. We currently partner with over 60 universities across the UK.
Our people are driven by a common purpose: to provide a ‘Home for Success’ for the students who live with us. Unite Students’ accommodation is safe and secure, high quality, and affordable. Students live predominantly in en-suite study bedrooms with rents covering all bills, insurance, 24-hour security and high-speed wi-fi. We also achieved a five-star British Safety Council rating in our last audit in 2020.
We are committed to raising standards in the student accommodation sector for our customers, investors and employees. This is why our new Sustainability Strategy, launched in 2021, which includes our social impact strategy with a significant focus on providing opportunities for all. Our Leapskills programme is endorsed by the Department of Education.
Founded in 1991 in Bristol, the Unite Group is an award-winning Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit Unite Group’s corporate website www.unitegroup.com or the Unite Students’ site www.unitestudents.com