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Brand New PBSA Scheme Opened in Brighton

Posted by Calum Martin in ,

Student accommodation providers Student Roost has opened the doors to its first purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Brighton.

Hillfort house is located in Moulsecoomb, within walking distance of the University of Sussex's Moulsecoomb campus.

Replacing a former waste transfer facility, the 380-bed scheme is made up of a mix of cluster flats and studio flats.

McLaren Property designed the building which was built with high environmental standards in mind and subsequently achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The building boasts the use of photovoltaic panels, chalk grassland green roofs, cycle storage facilities and motion-controlled lighting sensors.

Amenities for tenants include a gym, student lounge, gaming room and study spaces.

Birmingham-based Student Roost were first established in 2017 and has since grown to manage over 50 properties across the UK.

As well as Brighton, Student Roost has opened new properties in time for the 2022/23 academic year across various cities including Nottingham, York and Bristol.

Student Roost CRO, Nathan Goddard, commented: "We were delighted to welcome our first residents at Hillfort House last month. The building looks absolutely stunning, and we've already been getting some wonderful feedback from residents.

"Hillfort House has been designed with the students of Brighton in mind, with outstanding facilities and comfortable rooms and studios.

"While we're an experienced and trusted provider, this is a new market for us. We're grateful to our partners at McLaren Property and HG Construction who've helped us create the most amazing new home for 380 students."

Also commenting on the new build, Development Director at McLaren Property, David Atherton, said: "We are delighted to successfully hand over this exciting new development to our partners at Student Roost.

"We thank the design teams involved, including the team at HG Construction who have helped deliver on the original vision of high-quality student homes, flexible employment space and a new, fit-for-purpose community facility for the people of Moulsecoomb. It's fantastic to see this development come to fruition and play its part in contributing positively to the local economy."