The Market Monitor Digest (week 35/2023)

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September 4, 2023 BONARD Market Monitor team

Student Housing & Co-Living

UK, Beeston: 419-apartment student scheme changes hands

By Sam Metcalf, September 01, 2023

A major student accommodation scheme in the Nottinghamshire suburb of Beeston has changed hands. Cassidy Group has bought The Square scheme, which has planning consent for 419 studio apartments, from Monk Estates and William May Developments for an undisclosed sum.

UK, London: Midgard to build £250 million student towers

By Grant Prior, September 01, 2023

Midgard has been appointed by developer Urbanest to deliver the largest purpose-built student accommodation PBSA scheme in Europe. The £250 million trio of towers next to Billingsgate Market in Docklands will also become Europe’s largest Passivhaus development. The scheme will deliver 1,672 student beds and 80 residential apartments for students of University College London (UCL).

UK, Edinburgh: Edinburgh homes: Student flats to replace abandoned housing

By Brian Donnelly, August 30, 2023

Plans have been lodged for nearly 300 student flats at a city centre site that had been earmarked for new homes.

Poland: Private dormitories - the demand for comfortable spaces continues to grow

By Jakub Bialkowski, August 30, 2023

Poland's attractiveness for foreign students is constantly growing. Highly qualified teaching staff, relatively low cost of living and a very competitive cost of tuition fees make Polish universities more and more often chosen by students from other countries. This situation results in a constant increase in demand for the service of living in modern and comfortable facilities.

Spain, Santander: Uneatlántico plans to build a new student residence in Santander

By Alvaro G. Polavieja, August 29, 2023

The entity is evaluating three possible locations, one of them in Pctcan, to house a project with an investment of €25 million that will have between 350 and 500 new places.


Germany, Berlin: Gewobag modernizes 136 apartments in Berlin-Lichterfelde

Author unknown, August 31, 2023

Holtheimer Weg 25/27 in Berlin-Lichterfelde has been extensively renovated over the past three years. The six- and seven-storey building owned by the state-owned housing association Gewobag has 134 one-room apartments and two two-room apartments.

Germany: Micro Living: Domicil and talyo. launch elevon

Author unknown, September 4, 2023

Domicil Real Estate AG and talyo. Property Services GmbH have developed the micro-living brand "elevon". Domicil Real Estate AG had already purchased micro-apartment portfolio and placed the rental focus on students and young professionals. 11 of the 13 objects held by the PFA will be named 'elevon' with total of 1400 apartments.

UK, Midlands: HGP invests €21m in resi schemes in Midlands

Author unknown, September 4, 2023

Housing Growth Partnership has invested c. €20.7m of equity across seven housing schemes in the Midlands since the start of 2023. HGP’s investment, alongside a diverse mix of established, local housebuilders, will enable the accelerated delivery of 557 much-needed for-sale and for-rent apartments.

UK, London: Higgins lands £176m Peckham estate revamp

Grant Prior, August 30, 2023

Southwark Council has selected Higgins Partnerships as its development partner for a two-phase £176m regeneration of Ledbury Estate in Peckham with 340 mixed tenure homes.

Senior Living

Canada, Nanaimo: Inauguration of more than 60 new housing units for seniors and people with disabilities in Nanaimo

Author unknonw, August 29, 2023

Seniors and people with disabilities in Nanaimo now have more affordable housing options with the opening of 62 units at Sunfield Manor. The newly opened 5-story building is located at 1135 Seafield Crescent and has 54 one-bedroom units and 8 two-bedroom units.

France, Versonnex: A large urban project in the heart of the village

Author unknown, August 30, 2023

The town of Versonnex is not resting on its laurels. The scene of a major private real estate project will seize the opportunity to transform the old Clapot farm into a place of life and public activity.

Netherlands, Alphen aan den Rijn: Bouwinvest buys 120 nursing homes from Bébouw Midreth in Alphen aan den Rijn

Author unknown, August 24, 2023

Bouwinvest Healthcare Fund bought 120 nursing homes in Alphen aan den Rijn from developer Bébouw Midreth. Ninety percent of the houses will be rented in the middle segment.


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