Unite Students, the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation, has reached practical completion on Campbell House, its latest development in Bristol.
Situated in the heart of the city, on the site of a former Georgian hospital, Unite Students latest development is named after one of the Bristol’s first Black ward sisters, Princess Campbell. The property spans six storeys and will provide beds for 431 students. It covers 109,000 sq ft, with investment totalling £45m.
The new accommodation provides a host of amenities for students, including a gym, cinema, karaoke room, dedicated study spaces, as well as indoor and outdoor social spaces.
In addition to these amenities, which are provided as part of Unite Students’ value-for-money, all-inclusive offer, students will also benefit from onsite teams providing 24/7 support, as well as secure access systems and CCTV.
As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the site has been built with extensive solar panelling, as well as air source heat pumps, and the ability to link into the district heating network once delivered. There is also extensive cycle storage – with enough space for residents and their guests to store a bike. The development has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.
Bristol is home to the company’s headquarters and one of Unite Student’s key strategic cities where it is well positioned to meet demand from the c.60,000 students per annum in the city.
Campbell House has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol, with whom Unite Students has a long-standing relationship. A 15-year contract has been agreed to provide beds for its students, covering 95% of the rooms at Campbell House
Nick Hayes, Unite Students’ Group Property Director, said:
“Unite Students has a long-standing presence in Bristol and we are excited to open another new development in the city where we started out. Bristol remains a key regional city for us as a thriving student city, with more than 60,000 students.
“Campbell House reflects our commitment to sustainability – both in terms of construction, operations and provides a great backdrop to promote sustainable living habits among our students. The building has also been designed around students’ needs, being based close to campus and with plenty of quality amenities and spaces to study and relax.”