Edinburgh student accommodation set for £2.5m refurbishment programme

Meadow Court
Meadow Court

Prime Student Living has revealed plans for a high-specification refurbishment programme which will completely overhaul its Meadow Court student accommodation block in Edinburgh.

Following its £10 million acquisition of the 148-bed property in December 2016, McLaren Property is investing a further £2.5m into the refurbishment, improving internal and external facilities throughout.

The improvement programme will involve full refurbishment of all 148 bedrooms, along with new bathrooms including new showers and new fully fitted kitchen, dining and lounge areas within the cluster flats of three to six beds.

New shared facilities will be introduced, including a group study room, an entertaining kitchen/dining facility and communal common room with full height glass bi-fold doors leading out to a newly landscaped courtyard, providing a private outdoor space exclusively for the enjoyment of residents.

A new secure gated entry system is also being installed, along with a new electronic key fob access system, replacement intercom system and CCTV to improve security.

Works will take place during the summer months, now residents have come to the end of their tenancies and moved out, with completion ready in time for the start of the 2017/18 academic year.

Following the recent sale, Prime Student Living, the student accommodation lettings and management arm of Crosslane, continues to manage the property on behalf of McLaren.

Tommy Styles, operations director at Prime Student Living, said: “Prime Student Living is pleased to announce details of the refurbishment programme for student property, Meadow Court in Edinburgh, that will deliver much improved facilities, services, amenities and décor to its students.

“The 148-bed asset is already a big draw for students in the city, exemplified by the property already achieving higher than expected bookings for the 2017/18 academic year. Prime Student Living is proud to be continuing to help deliver improvements in the operation and management of student housing that better meet the needs and demands of today’s students.”

Stuart Black, development director at McLaren, added: “McLaren’s student accommodation strategy focuses on prime university cities in the UK, underpinned by high demand from international students, restricted supply through tighter planning policy and supported by world renowned universities. We are pleased to announce the details of our refurbishment of Meadow Court, which will provide higher specification rooms and increase the quality of the shared facilities for the benefit of students in Edinburgh.”

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