Student accommodation provider – Student Roost – has unveiled new images of its latest purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) property, York House in Nottingham. The scheme – developed by the Cassidy Group with contractors nmcn – is expected to open in time for the 2021/22 academic year.
“The past 12 months have been difficult regarding Covid but have worked closely with our client Student Roost and our main contractor to ensure York House will be delivered on time later this year.
“This is part of nearly 4,000 student beds Cassidy Group will be delivering over the next two years across the UK.”Patric Cassidy, Director, Cassidy Group
York House offers 472 beds for students in one of 99 hi-spec flats and is just three minutes’ walk to Nottingham Trent University. After the expected lifting of Covid-19 restrictions this summer, the first students to live in York House will be able to enjoy meeting up with friends in one of the scheme’s comfy social spaces, stylish hosting kitchen for cooking demos or get-togethers, or the property’s multimedia and games rooms.
Residents can also get a change of scenery for their studies or collaborate with course mates in a quiet and comfy study lounge. They can also meet outside in one of two relaxing courtyards. The scheme also has a 24-hour gym.
“York House is looking absolutely incredible, and we can’t wait for the first residents to arrive in just a few months’ time. This has been a difficult year for students, but we know that they’ll be looking forward to exploring their brand-new home and benefitting from the incredible facilities in the property.
“We already have a strong presence in Nottingham, offering students a variety of different rooms to choose from, whichever university they’re studying at. York House builds on these foundations, offering an amazing place to live, right next to the Nottingham Trent University campus.
“We’re grateful to our development and construction partners Cassidy Group and nmcn for ensuring that York House remains on track to open ahead of the coming academic year despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.”Neil Howells, Head of Development, Student Roost
Students can tour York House and other Student Roost properties virtually and the show flat is also available to book for Covid-safe in-person viewings.
Images of York House PBSA scheme
Student Roost was named ‘Operator of the Year’ in two top awards last year – the RESI Awards and Best in Class Awards. The company promises to offer students ‘a house, but better’ – all the benefits of living in a student house, but with fantastic facilities in every room, including a personal en-suite bathroom and added extras like the use of a free gym, and a programme of social events to help residents make friends.
Birmingham-based Student Roost manages three other properties in Nottingham – catered to students at both the city’s universities. York House will bring the total number of Student Roost beds in the city to 2,432.
Student Roost provides over 8,000 student houses across over 50 properties in 20 different university cities across the UK. In total, 20,000 residents make a Student Roost house their home during their studies.
The company has supported its residents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring its properties are safe and welcoming, introducing social distancing measures, hand sanitiser stations, and extra anti-bacterial fogging in shared spaces. Social events have moved to being virtual, and an app helps residents chat with others in their building.
Student Roost has also provided financial support to students affected by Covid-19. This year, residents who were unable to return until the ‘stay at home’ restrictions ended have been offered a total discount of up to 10 weeks’ rent.
Last year, the company was one of the first student accommodation providers to offer residents early release from paying rent after universities closed and students returned to their family homes. It also delayed the tenancy start dates of thousands of international students who were affected by travel or visa restrictions.