From ballroom to bedroom - 21st century students experience life 'upstairs'

22nd July 2016

From ballroom to bedroom - 21st century students experience life 'upstairs'
  • Plummer House in Newcastle incorporates early 1900s ballroom in modern student lounge
  • Online food shopping becomes more accessible with 'Cold Room' to store deliveries
  • 24-hour concierge, free tea and coffee facilities and a private gym with a variety of classes are included

A world away from the drab digs of yesteryears, Plummer House is the most recent student accommodation to arrive in the city of Newcastle and promises to offer its residents the finest living experience available.

Welcoming students this September, ready for the new 2016/17 academic year, Plummer House will form part of the UK's leading luxury student accommodation provider Collegiate AC's Fusion Students portfolio.

With the elegance of 19th century architecture combined with modern, contemporary design, Plummer House provides luxurious student accommodation unparalleled by others. Making the very most of the original high ceilings, many student rooms will benefit from mezzanine levels and a range of individual studios to four-bedroom en-suites. All rooms have been fitted with a filter in order to regulate the air and remove pollution, ensuring the wellbeing of each student.

Famous for hosting Tilley's tea dances in the ballroom, the original building was established in 1910, and key period features have been preserved and celebrated throughout the renovation in order to retain a sense of the property's original character. This includes the beautiful historic dance floor which has been granted a new lease of life in what is now the student lounge.

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing to its new residents, Plummer House is home to an array of exclusive onsite facilities and services set to enhance their high-end student experience even further. A 24-hour concierge team is on hand to help with anything you may need and there is even a 'cold room' which will take delivery of those tech-savvy students' online food shopping, even if they are not home to receive it.

Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO of Collegiate AC, is delighted to launch their Fusion Collection in Newcastle and is looking forward to introducing students to all that the Collegiate AC lifestyle has to offer. He comments,

"The previous life of the building has gifted Plummer House with a unique blend of striking Edwardian features with new sleek modernised interiors. Add to that the all-inclusive service offered by Collegiate AC residences and students can live in an environment where they are both social and safe. We are thrilled to be able to offer students a luxurious living experience in the thriving city of Newcastle and look forward to welcoming the first residents this September."

After students have settled in they will be presented with a welcome pack, containing information and a discount voucher booklet for local pubs, cafes and restaurants to help explore their new surroundings. Free tea and coffee facilities will be accessible to all students, 24-hours a day, to ensure every problem-solving tea or energy boost coffee is accounted for.

A private gym with a variety of classes, a games room and an onsite cinema, complete with free Netflix, are available to all residents, as well as a chic in-house bar and VIP lounge, including ice machines and a sound system, providing the perfect setting for any student social. Staying connected is easy with high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi throughout and secure electronic door entry adds, not only a sense of security and reassurance, but also to the 5-star feel that is central to Plummer House.

Priced from £20 per day, Plummer House is ideally situated just 10 minutes from the University of Newcastle on Market Street in the city centre and provides convenient access to the shops, cultural attractions and quayside area of this cosmopolitan city.

For more information, visit www.collegiate-ac.com or contact Collegiate AC on 01235 250 140.

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