Assessing the need for Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Most university locations across the UK have seen an influx of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA). In response many Local Planning Authorities now require developers to demonstrate the need for new PBSA development.

Over a 10 year period (2009/10 - 2018/19) the number of full time students studying in the UK has grown by 15.4% to 1,883,155.
Bedspace helps clients respond to the strict policy criteria to demonstrate the need for new PBSA development, through an evidence-led quantitative analysis of current and past trends in student growth. This is then analysed against the current supply pipeline and growth strategies of the relevant institutions to identify capacity for further PBSA in any defined location.
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