It’s that time of year again; exams are almost over, university is finishing for another year and students up and down the country are starting to leave their accommodation. And let’s face it, packing up your belongings and having to move out is never much fun.
Host welcomes 7 new locations.
We’re excited to announce that Host are the new management company for the recently acquired 2,281 bed Aventicum Real Estate Portfolio.
The portfolio comprises of seven former Unite Group properties in Birmingham, Coventry, Exeter, and Wolverhampton. With an additional location joining the portfolio in the next quarter. The acquisition marks the debut for Aventicum Real Estate in the UK PBSA Sector.
The seven new locations expand our existing accommodation options in Birmingham, Coventry and Exeter and also marks a welcome return of Host to Wolverhampton.
- Birmingham – Queen’s Hospital Close.
- Coventry – Sky Blue Point and Gosford Gate.
- Exeter – Northernhay House, The Northfield and Trust House.
- Wolverhampton – Heantun Point.
A fresh new look.
As well as welcoming the new locations to the Host family. We’re delighted to announce that Aventicum have instructed us to complete a refurbishment programme across these locations. And with much of this refurbishment work scheduled to be completed in time for the 2021/22 academic year, students moving into (or returning to) these locations in September can expect a completely new look.
We recognise that student accommodation is much more than just a bedroom and a place to sleep, it’s your home and should feel like one. The refurbishment programme will provide students living at these locations with a more comfortable, stylish, and social place to live than ever before. While also benefiting from Host’s Hassle-free, all-inclusive approach to student living.
We’ll be sharing more details of the refurbishment project on the Host blog and social media accounts in the coming weeks.
Commenting on the portfolio acquisition Christophe Tanghe, Managing Director for Aventicum Real Estate said:
“We are very excited to enter the student housing sector in the UK, home to some of the world’s best higher education institutions, that will benefit from favourable university-age demographics and rising university participation rates.
While Covid-19 has disrupted campus life for many students, the proven operating resilience of student housing through economic cycles continues to attract more institutional investment capital to the sector. The properties that we have acquired provide for many asset management opportunities that we look forward to pursuing with our partner Host.”
John Nesbitt, Managing Director of Host added:
“Host is committed to providing the best student housing and services in the country. We’re looking forward to working closely with Aventicum, with this appointment strengthening our geographical reach, taking our Host brand into new cities. And providing more students the opportunity to live in, study and enjoy our hassle-free, all-inclusive offer. We will be modernising the acquired assets and their facilities, giving students the same comfortable, stylish and safe places to live as our other award-winning accommodation.”
Host a private student accommodation provider, is the student facing brand for Host Student Housing Limited, offering all-inclusive student accommodation in the UK and Europe. Host currently has over 12,000 beds across 23 cities for the 2021/22 academic year. Visit www.host-students.com for more information.
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