The sky's the limit as new luxury student accommodation arrives in Durham

27th April 2016

The sky's the limit as new luxury student accommodation arrives in Durham
  • Dragon Court in Durham will provide students with superb facilities and unique features including a top floor Sky Lounge and roof terrace (Collegiate AC)
  • Group study areas, SONOS wireless speakers and SONY video conferencing as standard  (Collegiate AC)
  • Available from August 2017 with students welcomed for the 2017/18 academic year (Collegiate AC)

A new, purpose built student accommodation offering is set to commence construction next month in the historic, University city of Durham. In close proximity to Durham's largest college, St Hild and St Bede, this project will see the regeneration of Ernest Place, Dragonville, set to be an exciting transformation on the east side of the city.

Ernest Place is set to provide everything a student could want whilst providing a style and facilities akin to their future professional living requirements. Ernest Place will form part of the UK's leading luxury student accommodation provider, Collegiate AC's new Prestige Collection, and will offer its residents an array of 5* facilities including a Sky Lounge with stunning views across the city.

Working in partnership with luxury student accommodation developer, Studious Investment Management, this new chic five story building will comprise of 362 rooms with a selection of cluster, studio and premium studio apartments.

Once residents of Ernest Place, students will be able to take advantage of the top floor Sky Lounge and its stunning roof terrace with dining rooms that open onto the terrace, as well as a private gym, cinema rooms and several study areas designed to help with both individual and group assignments.

The exclusive dinner party rooms will also be available for booking, providing a separate venue for students to create their own gourmet dishes or enjoy a takeaway from their new local. From a lively evening with friends to a quiet catch up with visiting family members, residents will be able to use the area for a variety of events.

The development of Ernest Place will be a welcome addition to Durham's urban landscape with the regeneration of the site breathing new life into the local area. Its prime location, close to transport links and amenities, will be ideal for students wanting to move easily around the city, and will allow local businesses to benefit from their new neighbours.

Heriberto Cuanalo, CEO of Collegiate AC, is delighted to be working alongside Studious Investment Management and the local community. He explains, 

"Ernest Place will provide Durham's students with a unique living experience, enabling them to make the most of their university careers both studiously and socially. The lifestyle-led apartments and social spaces have been beautifully designed to create an environment where students can feel safe and looked after. I am excited to witness the commencement of construction and look forward to welcoming the first residents."

Working with a local team, including Greenwell Design, Kinetic Engineers and Turner & Townsend, the project is due for completion in August 2017, perfect for those students requiring housing for the 2017-2018 academic year. StudioUS Investment Management have advised that a show apartment will be available to view from November of this year, allowing potential residents to see the style of the building and gain a greater understanding of this new, lifestyle-led accommodation for themselves.

For more information, visit or contact Collegiate AC on 01235 250 140.

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