The Exchange, officially unveiled today by RWinvest, is a luxury, completed and tenanted student development located right in the heart of Liverpool’s Student Quarter, neighbouring the city’s Knowledge and Cultural Quarters.
Arguably the most central and best location for students, this development could offer individual investors the rare opportunity to acquire an individual unit within a fully completed development: an opportunity more often obtained by institutional investors who purchase an entire block.
Liverpool’s centre for education, health, science, technology and innovation, the Knowledge Quarter is a massive attraction for Liverpool’s domestic and overseas students.
Its’ most notable feature is the inclusion of a major regeneration zone, with a 2025 masterplan encompassing Paddington Village, the Bio-Innovation Hub and Liverpool Science Park.
This scheme is set to be particularly successful, with the 30-acre urban town Paddington Village worth almost £1bn alone, and is set to create upwards of 10,000 new jobs.
Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter is renowned for its rich maritime and mercantile history.
A key building is the Central Library, which houses the Picton Reading Room.
Located just 2 minutes from The Exchange, it is often regarded as a vital resource for many students studying in the city.
The development is also directly opposite Liverpool Lime Street train station, with links to London in 2 hours and 13 minutes.
The Student Market
As of last year, the student property market is worth £7.2bn.
Alongside a record number of 18-year-olds enrolling in university in 2022, and a total of around 2.86m students in the UK, the demand for student accommodation will only continue to grow.
This rising demand has so far been met with short supply. The availability of student housing decreasing in universities across the UK, and the purpose-built student accommodation sector is no longer expanding at its’ previously rapid rate. Alongside this, data from StuRents suggests that a total shortfall of 207,000 beds was recorded last year.
This means rents are being pushed up, and the value of student investments could be set to rise.
According to Rightmove, average asking house prices increased by 0.9% in January 2023 – the most significant increase for this time of year in almost three years, which could signal an optimum time to invest.
The Investment Opportunity
Those who purchase a property within The Exchange will also have the option to use Legacie Management & Lettings for the rental management of their asset, providing them with an increased sense of freedom and flexibility.
Investors can also choose to self-manage their properties and can also have a family member or friend as a tenant.
Apartments range from four to seven rooms, with communal kitchens and living areas. Rooms offer city views and are bright and spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows. Communal kitchens come with a large fridge, freezer, oven, microwave and several cupboard spaces. Dining tables can be used for social dining or as a games table, perfect for students looking to unwind with flatmates.
Moving to university can be daunting, so The Exchange ensures that students have everything they need right on their doorstep.
From an onsite gym to gardens, lounges and concierge service, tenants can utilise many unique services without even leaving the building.
For more information and to secure your unit today, visit www.rw-invest.com
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