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News Flash: Record 500,000+ student admissions – high demand for Leicester’s two universities

Record UK student numbers Leicester
Sep 6, 2014

Both the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, Leicester, have reported record demand for places this year.

This has been triggered by nationwide admissions levels having surpassed the half million mark for the first time, as a result of increased demand and government reforms to give universities the power to admit extra students.

  • De Montfort University received a call every 5 seconds for application through clearing.
  • The University of Leicester reports that clearing places were made available to top students with a minimum of ABB or BBB and they were completely full within a matter of days.


How can property investors benefit?

Leicester: large student population critically undersupplied with accommodation

“The supply gap in the city is a key factor for investors seeking a long term return that is both high and secure. The further unique point of College Street Village is that investors are able to purchase units in a fully operational development – its ability to generate yields is already proven and income starts immediately.”

– James HarringtonBusiness Development Manager, Emerging Property

Investors into our College Street Village student property benefit from a fully pre-let and operational development – providing immediate income.

The UK's highest yielding property investment since 2011 (Knight Frank)

College Street Village, Leicester

  • Pre-tenanted student units – earn income from 1st November 2014
  • 10% NET fixed income: every year for 10 years
  • Prime location – close to two highly ranked universities
  • Quality NHBC award winning developer

With 39,000 students already living in the city and an existing critical undersupply of purpose-built student housing, demand for rooms in College Street Village is high, indeed it is already 100% rented.

As with our previous developments, this will enable property investors to secure high rental income and comfortably deliver the fixed 10% NET income.


Proven past performance

Our previous two student properties have been completed on schedule and pre-tenanted in less than a week, with secured rents up to 54% higher than projections.

The College Street Village development has been selected on the same basis, with a prime central location and high demand enabling investors to benefit from 10% NET annual yields, fixed for 10 years.

Norfolk Street, Sunderland

  • 10% NET fixed income for 10 years.
  • Fully pre-tenanted in 24 hours
  • Completed on schedule
  • Secured rental level higher than expected

Aberdeen student property

  • 10% NET fixed income for 10 years
  • Fully pre-tenanted in less than a week
  • Completed on schedule
  • Secured rental level higher than estimated


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