UK-based manager and developer of student accommodation – Unite Students – reaches practical completion on Campbell House, its latest purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development in Bristol. Situated in the centre 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.
Amenities at Campbell House include a gym, cinema, karaoke room, dedicated study spaces, and indoor and outdoor social spaces. In addition, the scheme will have onsite teams that provide 24/7 support, access systems and CCTV.
As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the site has been built with solar panelling, air source heat pumps, the ability to link into the district heating network once delivered and cycle storage, with enough space for residents’ guests to also store bikes. 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 works to meet demand from the c.60,000 students per year 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.
“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 and 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.”Nick Hayes, Property Director, Unite Students Group