Uni Buys £3m Flats with High Degree of Quality

Student accommodation at the University of Derby has acquired a touch of luxury with the purchase of a £3 million apartment complex in Allestree.

Birchover Apartments are situated next to the university’s Kedleston Road campus and comprise 30 flats, each with two double bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and shared open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area.The university is hoping the apartments, which are to be known collectively as Kedleston Court, will be rented by mature, international and postgraduate students from the beginning of the new academic year, which starts later this month.They will be part of several halls of residence owned by the university and managed by its Derbyshire Student Residences Ltd company, known as Derby Student Living. Ian Willgoose, university director of estates, said the apartments – built almost 20 years ago – were a very good fit with how Derby was looking to expand and improve on its available accommodation.He said: “The international and postgraduate students who come to study at the University of Derby are often looking for premium accommodation near the campus. “Together with our students’ union we’ve been looking to add accommodation that facilitates more independent living than our traditional halls of residence, so Birchover apartments came up for sale at just the right time.”The apartments were bought fully furnished but will have internal and external redecoration to make their look more contemporary.The apartment site also includes a 40-space car park, for which there is an additional annual fee.Professor John Coyne, university vice-chancellor, said: “This apartments complex is such a strategically important site for us, allowing the university to add some wonderfully configured accommodation to our portfolio.”The apartments will enable us to offer high-quality accommodation more suited to students who stay in Derby all year round, such as those on postgraduate courses.”This transaction demonstrates our confidence in the university’s future and the city.”Double rooms in the apartments will be offered for rent to students, at an introductory offer for the first year of £125 per week, against a normal price of £135.At one of the other halls of residence – Sir Peter Hilton Court in Agard Street – an en suite plus room costs £115 per week.The complex was purchased from Birchover Hotel Apartments and the deal was handled by estate agent Boxall Brown and Jones of Derby. The university now has more than 2,000 places in halls of residence in Derby, together with two further halls housing more than 300 students in Buxton.

The other halls, which all have disabled rooms, are: Nunnery Court, Nun’s Street; Princess Alice Court, Bridge Street; Lonsdale Hall, Peet Street; St Christopher’s Court, Ashbourne Road; and Peak Court in Lodge Lane.

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Uni Buys £3m Flats with High Degree of Quality

Student accommodation at the University of Derby has acquired a touch of luxury with the purchase of a £3 million apartment complex in Allestree.

Birchover Apartments are situated next to the university’s Kedleston Road campus and comprise 30 flats, each with two double bedrooms, en suite bathrooms and shared open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area.The university is hoping the apartments, which are to be known collectively as Kedleston Court, will be rented by mature, international and postgraduate students from the beginning of the new academic year, which starts later this month.They will be part of several halls of residence owned by the university and managed by its Derbyshire Student Residences Ltd company, known as Derby Student Living. Ian Willgoose, university director of estates, said the apartments – built almost 20 years ago – were a very good fit with how Derby was looking to expand and improve on its available accommodation.He said: “The international and postgraduate students who come to study at the University of Derby are often looking for premium accommodation near the campus. “Together with our students’ union we’ve been looking to add accommodation that facilitates more independent living than our traditional halls of residence, so Birchover apartments came up for sale at just the right time.”The apartments were bought fully furnished but will have internal and external redecoration to make their look more contemporary.The apartment site also includes a 40-space car park, for which there is an additional annual fee.Professor John Coyne, university vice-chancellor, said: “This apartments complex is such a strategically important site for us, allowing the university to add some wonderfully configured accommodation to our portfolio.”The apartments will enable us to offer high-quality accommodation more suited to students who stay in Derby all year round, such as those on postgraduate courses.”This transaction demonstrates our confidence in the university’s future and the city.”Double rooms in the apartments will be offered for rent to students, at an introductory offer for the first year of £125 per week, against a normal price of £135.At one of the other halls of residence – Sir Peter Hilton Court in Agard Street – an en suite plus room costs £115 per week.The complex was purchased from Birchover Hotel Apartments and the deal was handled by estate agent Boxall Brown and Jones of Derby. The university now has more than 2,000 places in halls of residence in Derby, together with two further halls housing more than 300 students in Buxton.

The other halls, which all have disabled rooms, are: Nunnery Court, Nun’s Street; Princess Alice Court, Bridge Street; Lonsdale Hall, Peet Street; St Christopher’s Court, Ashbourne Road; and Peak Court in Lodge Lane.

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