Student city living success

This month sees the opening of two new student residential schemes adding 475 beds to Derby's city living sector.

A floorplan for one of Roman House's studio apartments.

Collegiate-AC are set to open their 125-studio premium scheme at Roman House in August. The former Derby City Council office building has been converted to provide high quality living space for students with a selection of studios and “twodios”, personal living space with a shared kitchen. In addition, residents will have use of an on-site gym, communal lounge and study areas, and a private cinema room.

In addition to this, Prosperity Capital’s 350-bed Cathedral Court is also set to open, operated by the University of Derby. With Aviva having purchased the scheme for £20 million, the 10-storey building is set to be a key asset for Cathedral Quarter businesses, bringing hundreds of new customers to their doorsteps.

Laid out in traditional clusters, the accommodation provides en-suite facilities, cluster kitchens with communal lounges on ground floor along with substantial cycle parking.