£18m Student Residence Opens On Salford’s Riverside

£18m Student Residence Opens On Salford’s Riverside

The £18 million debut student halls of residence by Portergate Property Management has opened in time for the new academic year in Salford.  Riverside House, which sits on the banks of the River Irwell in Blackfriars Road is a hotel-class purpose-built halls of residence containing 242 luxury en suite student rooms.  A substantial number of students have moved into the building, which marks the debut of Portergate, a fast-rising property development and management company based in the North West.

Portergate has won planning consent for its second student development a £18 million new-build scheme in Preston, which is scheduled to be open and ready to take students at the University of Central Lancashire from the 2014-15 term.

The superb level of accommodation offered by Riverside House is already appealing to students and parents looking for exceptional luxury accommodation in Salford check this link right here now. A showhome is open for viewing revealing the standard of accommodation and the ambition for Riverside House to be recognised as the number one location for UK and overseas students in the city.

The stylish apartment on show includes a fully-furnished living space and fitted kitchen complete with high-quality appliances. En-suite bedrooms are also fully furnished and have dedicated broadband internet.  Riverside House boasts a riverside location midway between the University of Salford and the heart of Manchester, the UK’s second city. It is set in its own landscaped gardens on the Irwell and has been built to be the landmark building as the Broughton Bridge crosses the river onto Blackfriars Road.

It is walking distance from the University of Salford campus, Manchester city centre and Salford Central train station.

The vibrant cafes and bars of Manchester’s Cathedral Quarter and Deansgate are also within a 15 minute walk or a short bus journey.

Security and service are paramount at Riverside House and students will benefit from a day time House Manager, 24-hour concierge and on-site maintenance. For personal security, each floor and all rooms are accessed by swipe card.

Demand for the accommodation from UK and overseas students has been high all summer and Portergate says it is “very satisfied” with bookings since opening.

Anthony Jackson, Chairman of Portergate, said: “We are pleased that we have opened Riverside House in good time for the start of the academic year.

“This is a major private investment in Salford and we are in one of the areas earmarked for major regeneration, so we are happy to be playing our part in the revitalisation of this historic city.

“The high standards we have set in the design and construction reflect the demands and expectations of today’s students, and in particular their parents, who expect their sons and daughters to live in hotel-class accommodation while they enjoy their higher education.

“There is nothing quite like Riverside House in Salford and we expect to be very popular as word spreads that we are open for business.”

Portergate is building an enviable reputation for developing high-class, purpose-built student accommodation with more than 500 rooms ready to open, under construction or with planning consent across the North West.

The latest addition to its portfolio of developments is a £18 million city centre regeneration project in the Friargate area of Preston.  Anthony Jackson, chairman of Portergate, said: “Riverside House highlights our total commitment to quality in everything we do.

“We are creating high-quality boutique student accommodation in stylish, contemporary buildings.

“As a company we are very passionate about what we do and we are providing new developments that will be attractive to students from the UK and overseas and which will also add real value to the community.”

The company is looking to roll out its boutique student living concept across the North West. Its Preston development, adjacent to the city’s university campus, is scheduled to be opened for students in 2014-2015.  The Salford showroom is available to view and bookings are being taken. To make an appointment, please email: info@portergatepropertymanagement.com

For further information on Portergate, investment opportunities or to reserve accommodation, please call +44 (0) 844 245 2688 now website here.

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