Select Property Group’s experience-led student property brand named Private Halls of the Year by the students of Manchester.
The students have spoken – Vita Student, the UK’s only experience-led student accommodation brand, has been named by the University of Manchester Students Union and Manchester Student Homes as Private Halls of the Year in the city.
Senior figures from the Select Property Group student property brand attended a ceremony on Wednesday evening at Manchester Academy to collect the award, which was voted for by the city’s students.
The awarding bodies said that Vita Student’s development at First Street had “received multiple nominations from tenants of whom many felt that services as a hall went above and beyond. Particularly students felt that Vita Student went the extra mile to ensure they felt welcome and to build a sense of community amongst residents”.
Opened in September 2014, First Street is Vita Student’s flagship property, with 279 bedrooms at 100% occupancy, and is just one of 10 Vita Student developments located across the UK, with the latest launched in Glasgow in the last few months.
Trevor Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Select Property and Chief Executive of Vita Student, commented: “On behalf of the brand, I’m absolutely delighted to collect this award. We understand that fantastic accommodation can add to the overall university experience, and so we’re unwavering in our commitment to providing our customers with exceptional service.
“Knowing that the students of Manchester chose us to win this award is testament to the quality of our product and the hard work of our management team to ensure we attract and retain satisfied tenants every single year.”
This award follows the announcement that despite having been in operation for just two years, Vita Student has been shortlisted for the Student Property Provider of the Year accolade at next week’s Resi Awards held in London.
Vita Student has successfully delivered six residences at 100% tenancy in the 2014/15 academic year, driving strong returns for its investors. With a well-earned reputation of delivering successful investments in emerging markets, and niche opportunities in existing ones, Select Property Group develops market-leading brands that align end user needs with investor returns.