Kier has appointed Student Living by Sodexo to oversee the booking and management of Oxford House, Kier’s first direct let property in Newcastle.
This is Student Living’s first project with Kier in the private student accommodation sector where it will be responsible for marketing, booking and rent collection as well as student services, facilities management and waste management.
Located in the heart of Newcastle, and within walking distance of Newcastle and Northumbria universities, Oxford House will be completed in time for the September 2017 intake of students. The accommodation comprises of three buildings incorporating a mix of studios and cluster flats with shared social and kitchen space. In addition, the development will provide a vibrant communal hub consisting of a dedicated study area, movie room, social space, games area, bike storage and courtyard.
European director for Student Living by Sodexo, Steve Hawkins, said:
“Our partnership with Kier is an exciting new phase for the Student Living brand. We will continue to look at opportunities to work with developers and investors to increase our presence in the private student letting market in both the UK and Europe.”
To coincide with the launch of Oxford House and to showcase other university properties in the Sodexo portfolio, a new website has been developed which will allow students to research and book properties online.