About us

image: Optivo logoFor over 20 years we’ve been offering affordable, high-quality accommodation across prime locations in London and the South of England.

Every year, we provide a home for students from all over the world who’ve come to study at some of the country’s best universities.

We work with higher education institutions to ensure we’re always providing the best service we can.
We also have partnerships with Middlesex University, Solent University and Brighton University to provide affordable accommodation for their students.  image: students having fun

Our History

Our first student accommodation, Lucia Foster Welch, was opened in November 1995 in partnership with Solent University, Southampton. The 805-bed £13 million property was the first and biggest student Private Finance Initiative in the country at the time.  

We’ve come a long way since then, opening up residences across London, Southampton and in Eastbourne, and welcoming a large number of students through our doors.

Our Mission

We strive to provide affordable, clean, safe and secure environments for our residents, allowing them to get the most out of their student experience.

In a rental market that is increasingly pushing more and more students into debt, we offer rooms to rent below commercial market value.


Every year, we give one first-year student at Middlesex and Brighton University a year’s worth of free accommodation as part of our Study4Success award. Find out more.


We’re part of Optivo, one of the largest housing providers in the UK. Optivo has over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands, giving 90,000 people somewhere affordable to call their own.

Find out more on the Optivo website.


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