25th February 2015
Cardiff University is celebrating its return to the list of the world’s top universities, having taken joint 123rd place with Liverpool. The QS World University Rankings include some 800 higher education institutions from across the globe in their ratings each year and this is the first time in four years that Cardiff has had a place in the top 125.
According to Vice Chancellor, Cardiff intends to carry on moving up the rankings, with the aim of entering the top 100 by 2017. Part of the plans include a world-first social sciences research park, which would see four buildings constructed as part of a £300 million campus development plan.
As the university plans for such an impressive upgrade, leading student accommodation provider Collegiate is also planning an upgrade – to the city’s housing.
Alwyn Court will offer Cardiff’s undergraduate and postgraduate students the latest in contemporary accommodation, including studio apartments and cluster flats with shared kitchen facilities. All have double bedrooms and en-suites, with an emphasis on stylish design and clever use of space
Meanwhile, the newly opened Northgate House Apartments are providing a luxurious alternative to life in halls or shared houses. Funky features like en suite shower rooms and breakfast bars put these apartments in a class of their own, with style and comfort high up on the design agenda.
At Summit House, 21st century features are taken to the next level, with the beautifully designed accommodation, which is available exclusively to 87 residents, including an in-house cinema, gym and reading room.
Collegiate CEO Eri Cuanalo explains,
“We’re really excited to be able to reveal details of the new Alwyn Court and Northgate House sites in Cardiff, which complement our fantastic Summit House site. As with all Collegiate accommodation we’ve blended contemporary design with a mix of practical features like on-site laundries or reading rooms, so the apartments provide a comfortable home and ease the transition to living independently. We have also included high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the buildings, to ensure that residents can study whenever the mood takes them."
Cardiff is a fascinating city to live, study and play in. It is known across the UK for its thriving nightlife scene and draws students in from all corners of the UK and overseas. The need for modern, best-in-class student accommodation in the city is clear.
1 in every 20 properties in Cardiff is occupied solely by students, according to data released by the Welsh Government, accounting for 4.9% of total dwellings, but many are in a sad state of repair or located far from university campuses and other amenities.
Collegiate’s superior apartments in the city not only offer tenants stunning interiors, but also the peace of mind that comes from knowing the buildings have on-site management. They are also extremely well located for access to Cardiff University and the city centre.
With its reputation as a world-class university city moving up the rankings, Cardiff needed student accommodation to match. Now Collegiate’s three sites at Alwyn Court, Northgate House Apartments and Summit House are providing exactly that.