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Higher Education and Student Accomodation Sector Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

  • March 2016
  • 77 pages
  • AMA Research
Report ID: 3786355


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The 6th edition of the 'Higher Education and Student Accommodation Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis' identifies construction activity in this growing sector and reviews capital funding, maintenance issues, demand/supply of student accommodation, key contractors and consortia in both the universities/colleges and student accommodation sectors.

Key sections covered:

• Review of university capital funding – budgets, plans, key universities, alternative funding sources.
• Detailed analysis of types of accommodation within the student housing market - including current supply in university halls, commercial and private accommodation.
• Key potential growth areas.
• Key operators, contractors/consortia.

Key areas of insight include:

• Impact of higher tuition fees - demand for places / student accommodation, review of ownership and maintenance requirements of student halls - alternative funding options for universities upgrading residential/non-residential facilities etc.
• Review of capital funding in HE system, university capital building programmes.
• Supply-demand imbalance of purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) driven by rising student numbers - problems of under-supply in many university towns – shift in balance towards higher standards of accommodation.
• Analysis of university estate and infrastructure backlog, and overview of leading construction contractors operating in the higher education sector.
• Partnership models between investors, developers and operators of PBSA with universities to upgrade/replace existing stock. Growth of private sector to upgrade and develop accommodation – transfer of ownership / outsourcing functions to the private sector.
• Market shares, portfolios and future development pipelines of key 25 commercial operators and investment funds in PBSA market – new market entrants.
• Analysis of developer activity within PBSA market including current supply of accommodation, factors affecting market and forecasts of future PBSA development pipeline, key growth opportunities.


• Brief overview of higher education system in the UK including types of University and the impact of new universities on infrastructure development.
• Growth in student numbers 2008-15, recent trends/future prospects, increase of overseas students, impact of higher tuition fees – numbers still rising.
• Value of total university funding in the UK to 2015/16 - Higher Education Funding for England, Wales and Scotland to 2015.
• Overview of higher education capital investment to 2014-15, Capital grants up to 2014 – total and for top 10 universities in England and Scotland.
• Impact of funding cuts on university infrastructure development – alternative funding sources, review of ownership and maintenance requirements of their student halls. Other sources of income – Charitable Trusts, Endowment Funds, Bond Markets.


• Analysis of construction output in the higher education sector.
• HE Capital Spending, top 15 University capital grants 2015/16.
• University Estate – Top 40 universities – number of buildings, floor area, capital expenditure – all split by residential and non-residential.
• Examples of university capital building programmes, impact of spending cuts, procurement of capital building projects in the HE sector – partnerships, University Enterprise Zones.
• Higher Education / Student Accommodation Contractors and Consortia – Top 20 key players, projects/pipelines in 2015, sector experience etc.


• Mix of student accommodation – bedspaces 2010-2020, mix by type 2015/16 - university owned/operated, commercial / PBSA halls, private shared houses. Current supply of student accommodation at leading UK universities including share/volume mix of types of accommodation – average rents, outsourcing etc.
• Impact of rising student numbers /international students (a key market) on university accommodation –demand continues to grow and outstrip supply.
• Regional analysis of student accommodation market – level of provision at Top 30 universities, share taken by PBSA, opportunities, key growth areas etc.
• London student accommodation market – rising student numbers and planning restrictions affecting development activity in some central areas, development pipeline. Key players.
• Factors affecting student accommodation market – impact of rising student rents, overseas students, switch to higher spec. accommodation, student accommodation investment funds.
• Market shares of leading 35 commercial operators of accommodation including developers, housing associations etc - analysis of portfolios and forward development pipelines.
• Leading investment funds – key players - portfolios, fund values, impact on market.
• Future supply 2016-18, analysis of future PBSA development pipeline both in London and nationally, market prospects, key growth areas, new market entrants.

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