Student Castle is a new business focusing exclusively on the provision of student accommodation. We will own and operate all our schemes, and have a management team with a combined 25 years of experience in the sector.
The most important thing for us is that our students have the ultimate university experience and that we can facilitate a large part of that.
We have changed the perception of traditional private student accommodation by meeting 21st century student aspiration, namely 50mbps ultra fast new generation broadband/ 8mbps WiFi, bigger beds, TV and media packages, low utility bills and flexible letting terms. Large common rooms with various social events throughout the year.
Which means that what matters to us is both the relationship with our students as occupiers and our responsibility for the properties we market. We will be providing the most thoughtfully designed contemporary rooms with all the facilities today’s students need, supported by our own management and staff – all of whom we directly employ.
Formed in 2010, we already have three schemes up and running in Newcastle, Cardiff and Manchester with three more opening this summer 2013 in Bristol, Cardiff and London. We are working hard to expand our portfolio across the UK, with other sites being progressed in London, Edinburgh, Durham, Leeds, York, Exeter, Bournemouth and Brighton.
The company is run by Edward Cade, who since 1998 has developed and operated c.5,000 student rooms around the UK, moving in July 2010 to establish Student Castle with Jacqui Hawthorn, who worked alongside Edward in his previous role, with particular focus on recruitment marketing, branding and the operational business together with university relationships.
Student Castle is supported by Sir Charles Dunstone and Roger Taylor, Chairman and CEO respectively of the Carphone Warehouse/Talk Talk groups, who approached the management team to realise their investment aspirations in the sector. Student Castle therefore has the benefit of access to substantial equity funding to grow the business over the coming years.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TARGETING THE FOLLOWING CITIES
London - minimum requirement of 100 rooms, preferably 200 plus: In Bath, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, York - minimum requirement of 350 rooms, preferably 400 plus.
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WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHERE WE WANT TO BE
Our 1st scheme:Newcastle, opened 2011.
Our 2nd scheme:Manchester, opened 2012.
Our 3rd scheme:Cardiff Phase 1, opened 2012.
Cardiff Phase 2, opening 2013.