Downing’s CitySide ranked as top-rated PBSA provider

Downing’s CitySide has been ranked as the top-rated private student accommodation provider for The University of Leeds.

Downing’s CitySide scheme has been ranked the best among students at The University of Leeds | PBSA News
Downing’s CitySide scheme has been ranked the best among students at The University of Leeds.

According to a survey conducted by Curtis Associates among students regarding allocated accommodation for The University of Leeds, Downing’s CitySide scheme was rated the best.

The results of the survey follow a successful partnership formed between the developer and University back in 2012, which has seen the CitySide purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme consistently ranked amongst the top five private partner accommodation providers.

“This year’s achievements reflect the dedication and hard work of the CitySide team. They have been striving tirelessly throughout the year to deliver an exceptional student living experience for our students. Our driving force is the understanding that a student’s first year at university is crucial in shaping their future. Therefore, we have worked to provide excellent service and support that prioritises the wellbeing and safety of the students who live with us. At CitySide, we are thrilled to receive a top ranking from our amazing students. We are committed to maintaining our strong partnership with the University of Leeds and providing affordable accommodation of exceptional quality to our residents. Rest assured; we will never sacrifice quality for affordability.”

Mark Parkinson, Regional Operations Manager, Downing Students

The annual Student Accommodation Survey conducted by the University is now in its nineteenth year.

Situated in the centre of Leeds, CitySide received an ‘outstanding’ satisfaction rating of 89%.

Downing’s CitySide PBSA is a five-minute walk from major transport links and the shopping centre and is conveniently situated near both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.

It was also highly rated for personal security, which is considered crucial by students when selecting a place to reside whilst studying.