UK-based purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) provider Student Roost has been named a finalist in four categories at the 2022 Property Week Student Accommodation Awards. The categories are UK Operator of the Year, Unsung Hero, Private Halls of Residence, and Health & Wellbeing Initiative – Student Property.
The Property Week Student Accommodation Awards celebrate and reward accommodation providers – both private and university owned – and their teams, properties, and initiatives to provide the best university experience to its residents.
The coveted UK Operator of the Year award, which Student Roost was shortlisted for in 2019 and 2020, awards those providers who work to improve their offering in the sector. Student Roost was shortlisted for the support and guidance it provided to its residents and team members during the pandemic, as well as their work to deliver innovative properties and introduce technologies, initiatives and policies to protect, support and develop its people.
Hollis Croft, Student Roost’s flagship property in Sheffield, which opened in 2019, is shortlisted for the Private Halls of Residence award. The property sold all rooms in 2020/21 and 2021/22, offering a range of room choices, facilities – such as karaoke and cinema rooms – and sustainable features, and maintaining a high percentage of re-booker rates.
The Health & Wellbeing Initiative – Student Property award recognises organisations and individuals who work to provide mental health and wellbeing support to team members, residents and the local community. Student Roost’s Resident Wellbeing Manager and the implementation of its health and wellbeing strategy, training of mental health first aiders, partnerships with mental health charities, and the community and friendships built within its properties, earned Student Roost a place as a finalist.
The final award, Unsung Hero, celebrates and rewards individuals who work on the frontline in their property. Customer Service Advisor Mary Chan, who works at Student Roost’s Southampton property Vincent Place, was shortlisted after being named ‘CSA of the Year’ by her colleagues and peers, and for providing support to both residents and team members.
“To be shortlisted for one award at the Property Week Student Accommodation Awards is an achievement to be proud of, but to be shortlisted for four is exceptional and we will always be honoured no matter the outcome.
“Being named as finalists in four awards is testament to our incredible teams, who tirelessly and continuously strive to ensure all our residents have the best living experience at our properties throughout the UK.
“I am extremely proud of those individuals and team members who have been shortlisted, as well as the wider team, who have worked to earn us a place as finalists. Good luck to all shortlisted businesses.”Jason Andrews, Director of Operations, Student Roost
Student Roost launched in 2017 and now runs 58 properties in areas across the UK – including London, Swansea, Edinburgh and Belfast. 23,000 students across the UK live in Student Roost properties during term time. In 2022, five new properties were opened in Nottingham, York, Bristol, Brighton and Coventry.