Fresh to manage The Island Quarter PBSA scheme

The Conygar Investment Company PLC appoints Fresh to manage The Island Quarter purpose-built student accommodation scheme in Nottingham.

L-R Will Tasker, Richard Watson, Christian Parnell, Christopher Ware, Craig Bryant, Tom Huffsmith at The Island Quarter - Fresh | Conygar | PBSA News
L-R Will Tasker, Richard Watson, Christian Parnell, Christopher Ware, Craig Bryant, Tom Huffsmith at The Island Quarter.

The Conygar Investment Company PLC appoints Fresh to manage its purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme at The Island Quarter – its 36-acre £1.4bn site in Nottingham. Fresh, a specialist third-party manager of residential for rent will advise on, mobilise and manage the upcoming scheme.

One of the biggest regeneration sites in the UK, The Island Quarter scheme will deliver 693 student beds, which is set to be operational for the 2024/25 academic year. Students will benefit from the development’s new and existing restaurants and bars, as well as the ‘green river’ of outdoor space that runs throughout The Island Quarter.

“One of the key things that attracted us to develop The Island Quarter was Nottingham’s two world-leading universities, both of which are experiencing a shortage of high-quality accommodation for their students. We’re delighted to be working with Fresh to bring forward this vibrant scheme that will be an excellent addition to The Island Quarter as the development continues to grow.”

Christopher Ware, Property Director, Conygar

The Island Quarter will also host Fresh’s signature Be Programme, which offers residents a full wellbeing and social programme, with clubs and experiences to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and encouragement to engage with the wider community.

Fresh’s in-depth resident insight is being used to advise the design of the scheme and attract residents to the amenity spaces, studio and cluster flat layouts, back of house areas and external spaces. This will ensure that these areas are designed not only to attract the target demographic, but also to guarantee they work efficiently from a resident and operational point of view.

“This is a very exciting development that we are thrilled to have been able to shape into what will be a fantastic student experience. Being part of The Island Quarter expands our presence in Nottingham and gives us a role in this amazing development in this fabulous student city. As this is our first scheme with Conygar, we are looking forward to being able to demonstrate the Fresh Difference and to building a closer relationship with them into the future.”

Craig Bryant, Strategy and Business Development Director, Fresh