Developer and operator of student accommodation – Scape – partners with Spike Global to roll out a bespoke, white-labelled version of its resident engagement portal – Spike Student – across its portfolio.
Scape’s residents will be able to manage their daily lives from a single smartphone app – from booking a gym session, checking availability and hiring the cinema room and planning nights out, to being notified when their package is ready to collect. The app will offer tips for exploring and getting to know their new surroundings, and it will bring students closer to the local community by sharing news, events and partner offers to help them access deals.
“We expect the portal to be one of the most used apps on the phones of the students of 2022/23, thanks to Spike’s streamlining of the student accommodation experience. It is important to us that our residents experience all the benefits of a strong student community, and our residents’ app will help us to foster and enhance this at such an important time in their lives.”Neil Smith, Managing Director, Scape
Spike Student will also be integrated with electronic access control systems, so students will no longer need their key cards. The app also allows resident and staff to communicate digitally through the portal, and offers paper-free property management – contributing to Scape’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment in its everyday business operations.
“We are delighted to be working with Scape and know student accommodation is about much more than just a place to stay whilst earning a degree. There are so many important aspects of a student’s life that make the experience what it is, and Spike Student helps reduce the stress and difficulties that can come with moving away for the very first time. The portal provides a one-stop shop that can help the students make the most of their time in accommodation, and fully utilise all that Scape accommodation has to offer them.”Jeremy Heath-Smith, CEO, Spike Global
Scape provides accommodation for students through its partnerships with world class institutions – including UCL, Kings College London and RCSI Dublin, with 122 current partners. The company currently has over 22,000 beds in operation and development in the UK, Ireland and Australia, and is home to 130 nationalities.
The student developer operator designs and crafts spaces around people to help them live well. Scape began with a simple idea – being a student shouldn’t mean putting up with sub-standard places to live. Through its service and design, the company reinvented what student living looked and felt like, so students get more from their cities and their studies.