CLV, Equitix JV wins accommodation contract from University of Bristol
August 24, 2018 – A joint venture of Australian student accommodation provider Campus Living Villages (CLV) and British fund manager of core infrastructure assets Equitix has been appointed by the University of Bristol for new accommodation projects.
The partnership will provide high-quality student accommodation over the next five years, beginning with the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
Under the project, approximately 1,200 new bed spaces will be constructed, primarily for the use of students studying at the new campus.
Work at Temple Quarter, located in the heart of the city, is expected to begin in 2019 and is due to open in 2021-22.
The team will design, build and operate the site for a 50-year period.
The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will focus on education and research for business, social and digital innovation.
Campus Living Villages UK commercial director Martin Hadland said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with the University of Bristol. The Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus will provide a fantastic opportunity for us to be at the centre of one of the university’s biggest developments to date, and we look forward to adding the new facilities to our ever-expanding portfolio of student villages.”
CLV, which owns and manages more than 13,000 beds across the UK, will work with the university and its students to prepare the design.
It will also collaborate with the pastoral care team to ensure that the development offers students a welcoming and inclusive environment, with 24/7 support.
A team of experts from Equitix will oversee the development, from construction and acquisition to maintenance and operation.
Equitix CEO Geoff Jackson said: “Equitix has worked with Campus Living Villages on a number of projects over the years, bringing outstanding accommodation to students across the country.
“The University of Bristol is investing heavily in its facilities and we are excited to be part of the Temple Quarter development that will be a benchmark for quality in higher education institutions in the UK.”