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Unite and GIC Extend Joint Venture

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Unite has announced the extension of its London Student Accommodation (LSAV) joint venture with GIC by ten years to September 2032. Both companies will retain a 50% equity stake, with the JV's net assets valued at £814 million at the end of last year.


Dublin PBSA Still Requires Use of Short-term Lets

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Student accommodation in Dublin continues to rely on the use of short-term lets, raising questions over whether demand is strong enough to sustain the number of new PBSA built in the last few years.


Balfour Beatty Picked for Huge Egham Project

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Balfour Beatty has been revealed as the preferred bidder to deliver a huge £130m student village for Royal Holloway, University of London.


Councillors Delay York Decision

Posted by Richard Ward

Plans to build additional student accommodation in York have been put on hold after councillors expressed concerns over the size of the rooms on offer.


Dundee Schemes Granted Approval

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Two separate student developments in Dundee have both been granted planning permission.


Councillors Argue Dublin Scheme is Excessive

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Councillors have called plans to add yet more student accommodation to a proposed development as excessive.


Watkin Jones Releases Its Half Year Trading Update

Posted by Richard Ward in

Watkin Jones has released its half-year trading update for the period ending March 31st.


Officers to Decide on Bournemouth Scheme

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Planning officials are due to decide on whether to grant planning permission to developers looking to build a three-storey block of student accommodation in Bournemouth.


Salford to Introduce HMO Licensing

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Salford council is to introduce landlord licensing for HMOs containing three or four tenants, with each license costing over £1,000.


Students Won't be Able to Return Until May 17th

Posted by Richard Ward

The government has announced that students on all university courses in England won't be able to return to campus until at least the 17th of May.