Student city status on the up

The University of Derby’s offer to students continues to grow at pace with the 244-bed Agard Court due to handover in the coming weeks. The developer of the scheme, London-based Jensco, is right on schedule with the keys due to be handed over imminently as the University prepares for an August opening. This new 8-storey building is adjacent to the University’s Law School at the gateway to the University Quarter and will be the latest addition to its accommodation portfolio.

Progress is also continuing on Cathedral Road, as Prosperity Capital Partners develop the 320-bed scheme granted permission in late 2017. With piling complete, work is on schedule for an August 2019 opening. This is the second scheme from Prosperity following the £20 million 350-bed Cathedral Court which was sold to Aviva Investors ahead of completion. Progress on the build can be followed at Prosperity’s Youtube page, with the latest video to be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9CuwOPbaA

The University of Derby continues to go from strength to strength following its Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework with its most recent award coming as a Finalist in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards in May 2018 and being shortlisted twice in the THE Awards.