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Say hello to Southampton Crossings
With the summer days slipping away and autumn just around the corner, that can only mean one thing for students; the new academic year is about to begin.
But this year, that’s not all that is new for students. For those studying in Southampton, we’re thrilled to be opening our brand-new student accommodation development, Southampton Crossings, this weekend.
About Southampton Crossings
Standing 11 floors high, Southampton Crossings houses 527 bedrooms and features an abundance of top-of-the-range social spaces for residents to enjoy student living at its finest.
Whether they want to live with friends or meet new ones – or live in a space with extra privacy, we’ve a room to match all student’s requirements.
We offer three types of en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats of four, five or six bedrooms; all of which share the kitchen/living area. We also offer three types of private studio rooms; these also come with an en-suite bathroom but have the addition of a private kitchen/living space.
When classes are done, students living at Southampton Crossings won’t be short of a space or two to hang out in either.
Whether it’s for group work or simply a change of scenery whilst studying, there are five dedicated study rooms located on different levels of the building which can be utilised.
But it’s not all work at Southampton Crossings. When it’s time to unwind and have some fun, students can sing their hearts out in one of our two uber-cool Karaoke rooms. They can get competitive in the games area; featuring a pool table, foosball table and even a retro electronic games table with classic arcade games such as Pac-Man. For those looking to work up an appetite they can do so in the state-of-the-art gym which features cardio and weights machines.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, they can escape to the eleventh floor for a fine-dining experience with their friends in the private dining room. They can even enjoy some much needed R&R in the tranquil roof garden with beautiful views across the city. The hardest decision is deciding what to do first.
The development of Southampton Crossings
After admiring the photos above of our shiny new accommodation, it’s hard to imagine life before Southampton Crossings existed.
Well thanks to the fact we love to see a transformation from a hole in the ground to a building standing tall and proud, we’re able to share with you a snapshot of the building’s progress; from start right through to finish.
So, we’ll start by throwing it way back to when the building was barely off the ground; things looked very much like a building site.
But it wasn’t long before our beauty of a building started to grow in height and take its shape; though we kept it under wraps for a while before we revealed the progress properly.
Whilst progress was visible from the outside, work was also well underway on the inside to get the bedrooms and communal areas looking as amazing as they do now.
And now with our first students arriving this weekend, we’ve been busy with all the final preparations; including getting keys, welcome information and hygiene packs ready.
Now we’re ready and waiting and can’t wait for our first students to arrive at Southampton Crossings. For more information about our accommodation, visit our webpages or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.
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