The UK student population has grown consistently over the past 15 years and although there has been a surge in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) developments in recent years there is still a chronic shortage of bed spaces available for students at many universities.
The rise of PBSAs has also driven up the standard of accommodation available to the lucky students who are able to secure a space in one of their developments, offering high quality and well-designed flats and bedrooms. In such challenging times, student accommodation needs innovation to ensure the demand for beds is met without compromising on design or quality.
The unique StudyBed is an ideal solution for any student accommodation provider. The space-saving design is perfect for anywhere that requires both a proper work and sleep solution within a confined space without compromising on quality or functionality.
Half the Room… Double the Space
Comprising of both a desk and a bed in the same footprint a StudyBed can transform a small single room making it more usable and desirable. The increased floor space makes a huge difference and could even enable an en-suite shower room to be incorporated into a room that would otherwise be too small.
StudyBeds can also be used to successfully convert single rooms to twins – providing necessary work and sleep facilities whilst allowing a clear division of personal space within the room. Twinning rooms instantly creates extra bed spaces and offers a cheaper rental option for students whilst increasing the overall room revenue, and if done well doesn’t compromise on student comfort or the functionality of the room.
Proven Track Record
StudyBeds have a proven and successful track record in many University Halls of Residence around the country including Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent, Edinburgh, LSE, Falmouth, Leicester, Brighton and Imperial College London. They are also in use in several boarding schools such as Bath Academy, Monkton Combe, Farlington School and Holyport Academy.
In Hampden Hall, the high quality Halls of Residence for Nottingham Trent University, StudyBeds have provided much needed floor space in the spatially challenged rooms. The transformation of the very small rooms has been amazing and provides the students with a really comfortable bed, and absolutely huge desk space.
StudyBeds have been used to successfully twin up over 300 rooms at Falmouth University. As a rapidly expanding University, they had been seeking to increase their bed spaces whilst offering a more flexible choice for students. The resistance to new student accommodation in the popular retirement and tourist area had been very strong and an innovative solution was required. Twinning rooms using the space-saving StudyBed helped to alleviate the problem enormously and was a great success.
Oliver Lane, Accommodation Services Manager at Falmouth University said, “StudyBeds were an obvious solution to our increased demand for accommodation, allowing us to offer an innovative and attractive shared room option to our students. The StudyBed team offered a high level of professionalism and customer service during the project, starting on their first visit to site when we discussed bespoke design, through to the completion of the installation program. The feedback we have received from students using the StudyBeds, and prospective students visiting campus, has been very positive.”
Built To Last
Manufactured in the UK, StudyBeds exude quality and workmanship in every respect. Designed for everyday use they are robust, sturdy and come with a 5 year guarantee. Portsmouth University were one of the first Universities to make use of StudyBeds as part of their ‘void strategy’ and 26 StudyBeds were installed in September 2009. They have performed faultlessly ever since. Sheila Daly, Head of Residential Services at Portsmouth University said, “You get flexibility and quality combined. When we considered the cost of each room void, the investment was clearly worthwhile.” Could StudyBeds be part of your accommodation solution?
Although we have sold more than 7,000 StudyBeds to date, we completely understand that you may be cautious about investing in an innovative product. So why not take advantage of our no obligation free trial offer and see why The StudyBed has proved such a success in University Accommodation.
We will deliver and install a StudyBed in the size of your choice and leave it with you for as long as required for appraisal by both students and staff, and return to remove it once you have finished your thorough evaluation.
For more information and a video demonstration visit: www.studybed.co.uk.