The accommodation specialist has taken over the daily management and future refurbishment of three sites – Raymont Hall, Chesterman House and Surrey House – to establish Goldsmiths Student Village. With a total of 391 beds, accommodation options will eventually range from shared flats to en-suite singles.
Gary Clarke, Chief Executive Officer (UK), CLV, said: “Our partnership with Goldsmiths reflects our commitment to redefining affordable and high quality living conditions for students in the UK. Residents can expect CLV’s unique hallmarks: enhanced accommodation, round-the-clock security and support, greater comfort, increased technology and superior communal areas.”
The Village will create a more rewarding living and study environment for Goldsmith’s students. Indoor communal spaces will have a homely ethos, combining relaxation and learning zones, furnished with sofa seating, gaming consoles, tablets and smart TVs. Outdoor areas will be refreshed with a calming, clean appearance and informal style. Other features will include new or refurbished main entrances and reception areas and CLV is maximising security.
Liz Bromley, Goldsmiths Registrar and Secretary, said: “The partnership will have a direct and material impact on the experience of students living, working and studying at Goldsmiths – and ensure we remain an exciting and affordable choice for students contemplating higher education in London.’
Goldsmiths Student Village is the latest equity partnership between CLV and Arlington Investors. International legal firm Osborne Clarke advised across finance, corporate, real estate and tax, and the deal was financed by a Bond listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. TradeRisks Ltd. acted as arranger and dealer for the bond issue, which was placed with Legal & General Investment Management’s Infrastructure business on behalf of its internal client. Further expertise was delivered by Morgan Lewis LLP along with Osborne Clarke, McGuire Woods (legal), DWPF (financial), Grant Thornton and Savills.
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