The Market Monitor Digest (week 29/2023)

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July 21, 2023 BONARD Market Monitor team

Student Housing & Co-Living

UK, London: “Innovative” student housing-led mixed-use development confirmed for Southwark

By Matthew Neville, July 20, 2023

Investment and mixed-use development specialist Sellar has secured a resolution to grant planning permission for the development of 444 purpose-built student homes following a unanimous decision from Southwark Council on July 18.

Australia, Newcastle: French Construction Giant Targets Aussie PBSA

By Ralph Nicholson, July 20, 2023

French construction giant Bouygues has entered the Australian student accommodation sector, filing plans for a $105-million, 19-storey mixed-use tower in Newcastle’s western suburbs. Bouygues Construction’s development arm, Linkcity Australia, wants purpose-built accommodation for up to 560 students with ground-floor retail, food and beverage all built above an 80-year-old, heritage-listed pub.

France, Angers: Two new private residences for students in Saint-Serge

By Anthony Pasco, July 18, 2023

Two private residences dedicated to students have just opened near the Saint-Serge campus. But these 510 additional rooms will not be enough to reduce the shortage.

UK, Birmingham: Consultation starts on plans for former Sainsbury’s site

By Rachel Covill, July 18, 2023

The plans include around 850 purpose-built student units, including studio apartments, more than 10,000 sq ft of medical provision and close to 14,000 sq ft of retail/commercial space at ground floor levels.

Italy, Milan: Milan, the headquarters of the former Galeazzi hospital will become a student residence

By Simona Romano, July 14, 2023

The announcement of the San Donato group: 450 places and 70 apartments.


Germany, Stuttgart: Reiß & Co. completes a residential building with 92 apartments 

Author unknown, July 20, 2023

Reiß & Co. GmbH has completed 92 furnished apartments at Goethestraße 13 in the center of Stuttgart.

Germany, Freiburg: Artemis Group is planning 350 apartments on the brewery site 

Author unknown, July 19, 2023

The Artemis Group wants to build 350 rental apartments on the site of the Ganter brewery in Freiburg.

Netherlands, Rotterdam: Sneak Peek Brain Park Rush 

Author unknown, July 14, 2023

Brainpark in Rotterdam is in transition from a business park to a mixed-use environment. Van der Vorm Vastgoed development will soon contain 350 affordable housing units for students and young professionals. 

Senior Living

Canada, Port Moody: Proposed Port Moody seniors residence to provide ‘cruise ship’ lifestyle. Is it a good fit?

By Mario Bartel Mario Bartel, July 17, 2023

A 15-storey seniors residential complex being proposed near the Kyle Community Centre in Port Moody. The complex consists of 194 residential units in a 15-storey tower that includes a podium of five or six storeys.

France, Montreuil-Bellay: The nursing home will be called Les Coquelicots residence

Author unknown, July 17, 2023

At the request of Ehpad, the municipality of Montreuil-Bellay took care of requesting the opinion of the Montreuillais and Montreuillaises on the search for a name for the future accommodation facility for dependent elderly people. The Ehpad under construction should be delivered in 2024.

Germany, Hamburg: Specht operates several locations of takeover candidate Emvia Living

By Anke Pipke, July 13, 2023

The Specht Group has been operating the Am Gutshof senior accommodation in Sudweyhe since June. French credit fund Ardian is interested in taking over nursing home operator Emvia Living. This is indicated by information from the Federal Cartel Office. Meanwhile, according to Immobilien Zeitung research, several Emvia branches have already changed hands to the Specht Group.


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