Future Generation announces student housing move in Ireland

The company has acquired a former cola factory in Cork to create a 600-bed student accommodation scheme

Cork’s former cola factory is set to be transformed by Future Generation into accommodation for 600 students. The building, a former bottling plant, is a short walk from University College Cork, and boasts views out across the River Lee. 

The scheme will feature technology provided through Future Generation’s partnership with Samsung, with students set to benefit from air conditioning, Samsung kitchen appliances, wifi, virtual reality headsets and access to state-of-the-art mobile phones.

Work on the scheme is expected to start in spring 2019, completing in time for the 2021 academic year.

Andrew Southern, Chairman of Future Generation, said: “Ireland is one of the fastest-growing destinations for international students in the EU and we are thrilled to kick-off our European development programme here in Cork.

It marks the first in a series of European student housing schemes, with a 300-bed development in Milan to complete before the end of 2018, and with further schemes in the pipeline in Galway, Limerick, Prague and Venice.”