100,000 students flood to the UK – does the Alton Estate need to keep an eye on this?
There’s not much to add to this Evening Standard article of 5th August, other than to mention, let’s not forget that the Alton Estate is in between Roehampton & Kingston University.
The Evening Standard article – Developer Unite poised to benefit as 100,000 students flood to the UK
Let’s not forget section 50 of Council Paper No. 14-447 which states;
“It is expected that demand for purpose built managed student accommodation will continue in the future. There is demand from the University of Roehampton and in the local area from Kingston University. Consultation with specialist student housing agents has indicated there would be strong interest from market developers in providing student housing on a commercial basis”.
Other documents/articles of interest
- End of university cap helps Unite fill more rooms – a March blog entry referring to the growth in student numbers :
- Alton regeneration – student housing progress: September 2014 article on the progress of student housing on the Alton Estate
- End of university student cap helps Unite fill more rooms: CityAm article on student housing
- The Studentification Of Roehampton: Alton Regeneration Watch on the topic of student housing which is quite interesting
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