Student Roost opens Frederick House PBSA in York

Leading student accommodation provider Student Roost has opened the doors to Frederick House - its second purpose-built student accommodation development in York.

Entrance of Student Roost's Frederick House student accommodation scheme in York | PBSA News
Entrance of Student Roost's Frederick House student accommodation scheme in York - its second PBSA property in the city.

Student accommodation provider – Student Roost – announces it has opened Frederick House in York, which welcomed residents for the first time in September. This is Student Roost’s second purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in the city, joining The Boulevard to offer high-quality, affordable accommodation to students studying in York city.

Fully booked for the 2022/23 academic year, Frederick House is less than a 15-minute walk to the University of York and the historic city centre. Catering for 368 students, Frederick House offers a range of modern studio, non en-suite and en-suite rooms. Amenities include a free-of-charge fitness suite, lounge, games room, cinema, study space and outdoor courtyard.

Internal view of the Frederick House entrance | PBSA News

Inside the converted police station at the entrance to the building, students can book out the hosting kitchen where they can create culinary delights, celebrate with friends and flatmates, or take part in one of many cooking-based events, hosted by the property team and in collaboration with local businesses, throughout the year. 

All bills – including broadband, water, gas and electric – are included within the price of the rent for each room, so students will not face the rising energy and broadband costs this winter.

Hosting kitchen at Frederick House | PBSA News

“To see Frederick House open and enjoyed by students from across the globe is fantastic. I’m proud that we were able to develop a second property in York, to further accommodate students studying at both universities in the city.

“We’ve been keen to open a second property in York for a while, due to the historical significance of the city, the strong reputation of the universities, and the continued growth of students studying in this prestigious city.”

Nathan Goddard, CEO, Student Roost

Frederick House is situated on the site of the former head office of building company Shepherd Group, which was founded in York in 1890 by Frederick Shepherd. Just before Frederick House opened its doors, Frederick’s great grandson, Paul Shepherd, was invited to the property and was given a grand tour of the rooms, facilities and outdoor spaces. 

Frederick House development and communal outdoor area | PBSA News

Frederick House is one of four new Student Roost properties to open in 2022, welcoming residents in time for the start of the 2022/23 academic year. Properties were opened in Nottingham and Brighton, as well as Student Roost’s first co-living development in Bristol. A further 680 beds were also added to its Warwick property – The Oaks. 

Student Roost is the third-largest student accommodation provider in the UK, with over 50 properties in over 20 cities across the country – including York, Belfast, Edinburgh, Swansea, and London. Each year, 23,000 students call Student Roost their home during their university life.