Portsmouth Council Approve 97-bed Student Scheme
15th Dec 2017
Prime Student Living has submitted plans to refurbish its Meadow Court student accommodation in Edinburgh.
The block was originally purchased for £10 million in December 2016, and now McLaren Property is to invest a further £2.5m into the 148-bed property as part of a refurbishment programme.
Under the proposals, all 148 bedrooms will be fully refurbished and equipped with new bathrooms. Communal areas in cluster flats, such as kitchen and dining areas will also be updated.
In addition to the flats, new shared facilities will be built, including a group study room, an entertaining kitchen/diner, and communal common room. The newly created common room will lead out, via bi-fold doors, into a newly landscaped courtyard available exclusively for residents.
Further security measures will also be introduced, with a new gated entry system along with electronic key fob access and CCTV.
With current students now moving out of the property, the works will take place over summer ahead of the 2017-18 academic year.
Commenting on the improvements, Tommy Styles, operations director at Prime Student Living, said: "Prime Student Living is pleased to announce details of the refurbishment programme for student property, Meadow Court in Edinburgh, that will deliver much improved facilities, services, amenities and decor to its students.
"The 148-bed asset is already a big draw for students in the city, exemplified by the property already achieving higher than expected bookings for the 2017/18 academic year. Prime Student Living is proud to be continuing to help deliver improvements in the operation and management of student housing that better meet the needs and demands of today's students."
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