Canterbury Hall is a stunning new build development in the lucrative market of student property. Featuring a beautiful roof-top garden and offering assured income for five years, this is an excellent, secure investment opportunity.
With a fantastic location right next to the UCLan campus in the city of Preston, Canterbury Hall is the perfect solution for students looking for independent living in a student environment.
The four storey development comprises a total of 190 apartments.
The demand characteristics exhibited by students has changed over recent years – many, especially those from overseas, no longer wish to live in converted houses. They now require bespoke, purpose-built accommodation which lies close to the educational hub.
With ever-increasing numbers of undergraduates, purposebuilt student properties have become a mainstream global asset class which provides investors with a safe investment and minimal risk.
In the UK, 19% of all university students are from overseas, and it has been predicted that by 2020 there will be 30,000 more international students flocking to the UK to study. This increasingly international population which is developing in the UK makes room for savvy investors who are wanting to capitalise on the student property market.
Overseas students, who on average require accommodation for 51 weeks in a year and expect a higher standard of living, are now acting like general housing consumers, opting to go for the best quality they can get at a reasonable price, not just the cheapest property on offer.
University cities such as Preston will be at the forefront of the increase in international student numbers thanks in part to the high world ranking of UCLan and to the attractions of the location itself. The recent injection of capital through the Preston and Lancashire City Deal will boost the local economy creating employment opportunities for postgraduates.