Luxury student residence in Salford ready to open on time
Riverside House, the hotel-class luxury student residence in Salford, is on time and ready to open its doors to the first student residents in September 2013.
Each of the 242 en suite bedrooms in the riverfront building are being completed and furnished to the highest standard in the student accommodation sector by Portergate Property Management.
Portergate has more than 500 student rooms across the North West with planning consent and under construction and has entrusted the Salford construction project to award-winning building firm, Construction Partnership UK.
The landmark building, on Blackfriars Road close to the University of Salford, can now be seen in all its glory as the scaffolding has been removed and finishing touches put to the external faced and windows.
Riverside House is situated on the south bank of the River Irwell less than a mile from the heart of Manchester and the University of Salford campus.
External elevations trimmedSecurity and a higher than usual level of specification are major factors in the appeal of Riverside House to both UK and international students.
A bedroom, kitchen and living area has been turned into a showcase for the luxury design, fittings and furniture on offer, which will appeal to students and parents looking for the best accommodation in Salford.
Anthony Jackson, the chairman of Portergate, has worked in the property sector for 35 years both in the UK and internationally. He said: “Too many students are still in private accommodation that is not fit for purpose.
“We are finding they – and their parents – are looking for something better and with tuition fees at around £9,000 parents are definitely having more of a say in where and how they live.
“The Riverside House accommodation will also prove attractive to post-graduates and apprentices, the hope being that they will stay in the area and continue to play their part in developing the local economy.”
Bookings are being taken for the academic year 2013-14 and viewings can now be arranged with the Portergate management team.
Alternatively, for prospective international students, a full prospectus is available detailing the quality of the accommodation on offer, plus availability.
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