UK & Ireland

Student accommodation approved at former STV Glasgow site

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A 16-floor block of 432 purpose-built student flats in Glasgow city centre has been approved by planners. The development is being led by ES Renfield Ltd, part of McAleer & Rushe Property, and designed by Cooper Cromar.

Landmark Dublin pub for sale with full planning for student accommodation scheme

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Having been sold to a private investor for just over €5 million in 2018, the landmark Baker’s Corner pub in Kill of the Grange in south Dublin has returned to the market with a guide price of €7 million.

Collegiate UK appoints new MD

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Collegiate UK, a leading provider of Purpose Build Student Accommodation (PBSA), has announced the appointment of Neil Burton as its new managing director. Burton joins the business to help deliver the next phase of growth and to further enhance Collegiate UK’s operating capabilities.

Leeds office block could make way for 20-storey student housing

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An empty office block could be demolished to make way for a 20-storey student development just outside Leeds city centre if plans are approved. The project would provide 717 bed spaces at the site on Duncombe Street, a report said.

Streamlined Watkin Jones returns to profit in first half

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The firm reported it was at last seeing an improvement in sentiment in the investment market bringing forward more opportunities. In the first half of the year, revenue rose 14% to £175m generating a modest profit of £2.1m after last year’s £43m full-year loss following provisions for building safety work.

Plans to build huge student housing block in ‘under-utilised area’ of Belfast city centre

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A new 850-bedroom block of student accommodation has been proposed for Belfast. Irish investment house Elkstone Partners wants to build the scheme at 39 Corporation Street on the edge of the city centre and close to the Ulster University campus.

Huddersfield office block set for transformation under new plans

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A former council office block in Huddersfield could be transformed into student accommodation under new plans. Should plans go ahead, each of the 107 studio apartments will come with an ensuite shower room, larger bed, study area, and hotel-style mood lighting. The development will also have fully wheelchair-accessible apartments.

Student accommodation tower planned for Glasgow city centre

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Initially unveiled last year, the proposals by Varsity Developments would entail the full demolition of a tenement at 70-72A Waterloo Street and partial demolition of the B-listed Distillers’ Building at number 64.
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Migration Advisory Committee: Graduate Route visa should remain

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The highly anticipated report of the Migration Advisory Committee’s (MAC) rapid review into the UK’s Graduate Route visa has concluded that the UK’s Graduate...

Melburg secures planning to develop 360 Bristol PBSA 

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Investment company Melburg Capital has secured full planning consent from Bristol City Council for the transformation of the former South Plaza office block into a new PBSA development, known as 360 Bristol. Melburg Capital were advised by Savills. 
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