Portergate quality blueprint is the key for today’s students

By 4th December 2013General News

Portergate quality blueprint is the key for today’s students

The importance of quality and location to today’s students in their search for the right accommodation has been highlighted in a major new study of the UK sector by global property experts.

The report, by highly-respected property services company DTZ, also underlines the success of the approach taken by Salford student accommodation provider Portergate in its creation of the acclaimed Riverside House.

The DTZ Student Accommodation Tracker was launched at a major UK student accommodation conference organised by Property Week. And it provides quite an education for those involved in the sector.

Its main findings, as reported by the influential magazine, reveal that two-thirds of student housing is failing to meet the expectations of students.

Those studying outside London want to live in en-suite rooms, which are less than four years old and within a 10 minute walk of their university.

Portergate’s new Riverside House ticks all those boxes and is winning praise from letting experts, students and parents.

The well-designed student accommodation, within walking distance of the University of Salford, has attracted undergraduates from the UK and across the globe looking for the kind of boutique hotel facilities it has created why not try these out.

Students are being attracted to Riverside by the modern, secure facilities provided at the purpose-built development which offers 242 high-quality, en-suite bedrooms.

Portergate’s accommodation has been designed to the standards modern students – and their parents – now demand, as highlighted by the DTZ study.

Every apartment at Riverside House offers:

Fully-furnished living space
Fitted kitchen complete with appliances
Fully-furnished bedrooms
Broadband internet included in the rent

Portergate has new student accommodation projects in the North West worth more than £20 million and has more than 500 en-suite bedrooms built, on site or with planning permission.

DTZ says changing demand is leaving many cities with a stock of purpose built student accommodation that is no longer desirable and it says that demand remains strong for prime schemes.

For Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate, the DTZ report underlines his firm is taking the right approach to creating student accommodation for the 21st Century.

He says: “We’re building on the continuing success of Britain’s higher education sector and the growing demand today’s students – and their parents – have for purpose-built, quality accommodation. They are investing in their children’s future and so are we.”

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