Your new student home in Colchester is almost ready…

There’s just over a month to go until we open the doors to our brand-new student accommodation in Colchester; 27 Magdalen Street. And we couldn’t be more excited to welcome students studying in Colchester to live with us this September.

With the final preparations underway to ensure the best possible living experience for our residents, we wanted to share with you a glimpse of our progress and how far we’ve come.

The development of 27 Magdalen Street so far

It’s hard to believe that in June 2019, our future 252-bed student development, was still a mere hole in the ground. But with the site cordoned off, machinery on-site and building work underway, there simply was no stopping us.


Fast forward to the start of 2020 and in the space of just seven months, the site had completely transformed. The three blocks of 27 Magdalen Street were now already standing tall and our on-site Marketing Suite opened.


In March, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to temporarily close the doors to our Marketing Suite. However, not even a pandemic could stop us from ensuring this development was on time for completion.

By May, the interiors were coming along nicely, and the kitchens were already being fitted. Not to mention the fact we were so excited to see our beautiful brushed steel signage go up on the front of the building.

27 magdalen street common room  shared kitchen  27 magdalen st exterior sign

How do things look now?

So, with six weeks to go until 27 Magdalen Street opens, we’re pleased to say that all three blocks (A, B and C) are complete. We just need to add all the final finishing touches such as furniture in the common areas and reception.

27 magdalen street building outside  colchester common room with furniture  Reception in progress

The exterior and courtyard areas are having the finishing touches made to them too, and our internal signage is up; so, you’ll have no problem finding your way around the buildings.

courtyard being finished  directional signage for flats  common room sign

And as for the Marketing Suite, that’s reopened, and our management team are on hand and available for viewings.

show flat bedroom  en-suite bathroom  silver-ensuite-bedroom

Student life at 27 Magdalen Street

If you’d like to learn more about our student accommodation in Colchester and living with us, please contact us on +44(0)1206 700 970 or email us at; we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can also follow 27 Magdalen Street on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

If you can’t make it down to our Marketing Suite to see the accommodation for yourself, you can take a virtual tour below.

Getting serious about the environment we live in.

To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.

It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.

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