The €1bn plan to boost student housing

Developers and higher education institutes aim to create thousands of extra bed spaces nationwide in the next ten years

4th September, 2016
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The Montrose Student Residence in Dublin is quoted for a sale price of 41.5 million from Zigurrat Student Livng

Parents whose children have started secondary school this term could reap the benefit from an upsurge in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) developments.

In the ten years up to 2024, as much as €1 billion is expected to be invested in PBSAs across Ireland by both private developers and higher education institutes, according to property consultants CBRE.

According to the agent, numbers of full-time students in Ireland could increase to 192,886 by 2024. With suitable student accommodation...

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