Bandon Road Student Accommodation is a new 1.5-acre development inclusive of five apartment blocks. Varying from 4-6 storeys high, the south offers views over the park and Lough, to the north, the scheme sits along the historical streetscape of Bandon road.
It has an exceptional central location, within a five-minute walk to University College Cork, The Cork Institute of Technology and Cork city centre.
Round Hill Capital and NBK Capital are financing this €83 million, 412-bed student accommodation, with additional opportunity for an adjoining site offering a further 142 beds. Round Hill and NBK Capital intend to drive returns at Bandon Road through an integrated approach to development and innovative use of technology to maximise efficiencies and sustainability.
West Architectural Facades have won the contract for 5 blocks of this much-needed student accommodation in Cork City. Cork is home to 15% of Ireland’s student population, with 25,617 full-time students in the city. Despite this, dedicated student accommodation is available for less than 20% of that population.
With sustainability at the forefront of design, West Architectural Facades will install our thermally enhanced ST70 Hi window and door systems. The strong aluminium ST70 Hi doors will be installed with Assa Abloy mechanical locking systems for added security.
The Bandon Road Student Accommodation development will benefit from a modern design and layout by O’Mahony Pike Architects. It will provide residents with high-quality services and amenities. This will include an open plan and welcoming reception, private dining room, gym/wellness room, study and games areas, laundry, bike storage, 24-hour security, 200Mbps Wi-Fi, year-round events programmes and significant new landscaped outdoor spaces.
Nido Student will manage the development. Nido is an established operational platform and brand for European student accommodation. They currently operate 15 student residences in the UK with over 5,000 beds.
This development is estimated to be ready for occupation in September 2022, in time for the 2022/23 academic year.