Independent real estate investment adviser, 90 North, has appointed Homes for Students, the national student accommodation manager, to work as the University of Bradford’s preferred accommodation provider for The Green, Bradford, a 1,026-bed, purpose-built scheme, using Homes for Students’ established sales and marketing platform and directly delivered facilities management service, which operates across more than 21,000 beds throughout the UK.
The Green is an on-campus facility close to the city centre and is one of the most sustainable student accommodation projects of its kind, being one of the first ever developments to achieve BREEAM Outstanding certification when it was built in 2011.
Accommodation is comprised of two distinct types – ‘The Green Village’, which has apartments with clusters of six en-suite bedrooms, shared kitchen/dining area and living space and ‘Townhouses at the Green’, which provides students with townhouse-style living, each with 12 bedrooms and sharing a large open plan living space, kitchen/dining area, outdoor patio and garden.
At the heart of The Green is a central hub – the Orchard, a biodiversity pond and student garden, with a designated ‘grown your own food’ area. The Green Village uses solar power for heating and rainwater for everyday use and provides recycling and composting facilities.
The scheme also benefits from 24/7 on site management and security, high speed internet and external BBQ facilities, as well as being next to the University campus.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Corbett, Managing Director, Homes for Students, said: “We are looking forward to working with 90 North and the University of Bradford to make The Green the accommodation of choice for Bradford students and to ensure current students contracts are fulfilled, as they continue to enjoy their time at The Green.
“We have agreed with 90 North to implement a number of improvement plans to student amenities, office and reception, and create a new marketing suite and information stand in the Richmond Building, at the heart of the University of Bradford’s City Campus.”