Based on a recent Knight Frank report,
Leicester is currently suffering a severe
shortage of high quality purpose-built student
accommodation such as student pod investments. With student numbers
increasing at a rate of 14% in the three years
prior to the 2010/2011 academic year, the two
universities in the area, DeMontfort University
and Leicester University, have invested heavily
The University of DeMontfort has invested £20
million as part of a 10 year initiative while
Leicester University is currently under going a
300 million pound upgrade of its facilities.
Leicester is recognised as a leading city for
education and sport, ranked number one in
The national student survey for satisfaction. For
every place there are 6.5 applicants, with
satisfaction overall rated at 80%. Student
numbers have increased by 4% in the last year
and international students by 11%.
statistics, published by Knight Frank,
demonstrate that there is an acute under
supply of student accommodation.