Unite grows student housing presence in Aberdeen

Student accommodation provider Unite has acquired a development site in Aberdeen, where it already has four properties.

The firm also said today it has bought a site in Liverpool, and the two projects will add about 1,250 beds to its portfolio, with a combined development cost of about £80 million.

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Unite is also due to start work next year on the £20m redevelopment of the listed Causewayend Primary School in Aberdeen, along with a £38m project at St Leonards in Edinburgh, which is currently a Homebase store.

The company said its latest schemes in Aberdeen and Liverpool – cities with large and growing student populations – are in “excellent, central locations”.