At u-student we aim to become the student accommodation provider of choice to as many students as possible, by providing high quality, modern, vibrant and secure student accommodation. All coupled with a high level of service and professional management, at a fair and all inclusive price. We will always endeavour to respond to and deal with everyone courteously and efficiently. If we make a mistake we will declare it, and we will aim to put it right as quickly as possible – in return we expect residents to treat each other, our staff, visitors and our property with respect at all times. Simple values of mutual respect and equality, they work for us, come and try it for yourself.
u-student was founded in 2004 by Managing Director, Martyn Boak. After 25 successful years in business working in the construction & property sectors throughout the UK, Martyn decided there was an opportunity for a smaller, though very professional, student accommodation provider to bring clean, new, modern, secure yet vibrant accommodation to the market, coupled with a very focused and professional approach to managing that accommodation.
Our first development was in Carlisle and restricted at that time to 39 bedrooms by the local student population numbers, a new build scheme on the site of a former Public House, The Malsters Arms.
Our second development, The Forge U Student Village launched in September 2010 in Sunderland increasing our room numbers to 587.
September 2014 will launch our third development in Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Studios U Student Village increasing our student portfolio to 973 bedrooms.
u-student aims to grow to around 3000 bedrooms and has a very focused target city list.
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