Angel Lane development to be home for over 700 students

King’s College London and Unite Students announce new landmark London property

Unite Students and Russell Group university King’s College London have proudly announced an extension to their successful partnership with the opening of a new London venue: Angel Lane. 

Angel Lane will become home to 759 students in Stratford, east London, situated a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park and a major transport hub. 

King’s has the ambition of “attracting the best international minds” and an enviable academic reputation supporting an ambitious growth agenda. 

The Angel Lane opening provides a solution to a key challenge facing King’s: a need for more purpose-built student accommodation to support growing student numbers. 

King’s real estate development director, Ralph Luck OBE, said: “We have ambitious plans to increase student numbers over the next few years and given our existing strong relationship with Unite Students they were the obvious partner to choose.” 

Excluding Angel Lane, Unite already provides over 1,000 beds to King’s in three London properties. 

Unite Students’ managing director of operations, Richard Smith, said: “Delivering another property in this exciting area of London gives students another accommodation option, ensuring they get value for money and the best environment to succeed.”

The development was delivered in partnership with McAleer & Rushe as main contractor, HCD Architects, Applied Energy, Walsh Associates and Tower 8. 

Angel Lane facts 

  • Fully occupied, Angel Lane is about 34,000 tonnes – over 100 jumbo jets
  • The floor area of the building is 24,000m2 – around five football pitches
  • There are 6,707 bulbs
  • This building is 41 metres high
  • Angel Lane has 519 more bedrooms than Buckingham Palace

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