A joint venture between Campus Living Villages and Equitix has been appointed as the strategic development partner for new accommodation projects at the University of Bristol. Over the next five years the partnership will provide high-quality student accommodation, beginning with the University’s new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
The development will see the construction of approximately 1,200 new bed spaces, primarily for the use of students studying at the new campus. Work at Temple Quarter is expected to start in 2019 and it is due to open in 2021/22. The consortium will design, build and operate the site for a 50-year period.
The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will focus on education and research for business, social and digital innovation to tackle real-world challenges. Located in the heart of the city, at Temple Quarter, it will turn a neglected area into a new destination, an open, inclusive centre for transformative innovation.
Global student accommodation provider Campus Living Villages, which owns and manages over 13,000 beds across the UK, will work closely with the University to secure input from students and tailor the design to meet their needs. It will also collaborate with the University’s pastoral care team to ensure that the development offers all students a welcoming and inclusive environment with 24/7 support available.
Equitix’s team of experts will oversee all aspects of the development, from construction and acquisition to maintenance and operation and work closely with CLV and the University to ensure that the project continues to meet students’ needs.
John Georgakis, Interim UK CEO at Campus Living Villages UK, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with the University of Bristol. The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will provide a fantastic opportunity for us to be at the centre of one of the University’s biggest developments to date, and we look forward to adding the new facilities to our ever-expanding portfolio of student villages.”
Geoff Jackson, CEO of Equitix commented: “Equitix has worked with Campus Living Villages on a number of projects over the years, bringing outstanding accommodation to students across the country. The University of Bristol is investing heavily in its facilities and we are excited to be part of the Temple Quarter development that will be a benchmark for quality in higher education institutions in the UK.”