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
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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