Experience Invest, a London-based property consultancy, has launched its largest student property development in Liverpool’s prestigious Knowledge Quarter.
Local property developer, Elliot Group, award-winning architects, Falconer Chester Hall, and award-winning management company, urbanbubble, have joined forces to deliver a high-end student development in the heart of the city’s Knowledge Quarter.
Commenting on the new, £100m development, Elliot Lawless of Elliot Group, said: “The development of the Royal Hospital and the mayor’s recent announcement of a huge expansion to the city’s Knowledge Quarter have acted as a catalyst for our plans.
“Both will add further demand for nearby high quality homes, notably among workers at the hospital and students from the neighbouring medical and dental schools.
“The design quality and on-site amenities are a cut above other such schemes as a result and we expect the convenient location to score very highly too.”
The new development, Aura, is strategically positioned in Liverpool’s thriving Knowledge Quarter and is just a few minutes’ walk from the University of Liverpool.
Aura has been created with the high-end corner of the student market in mind. Students are encouraged to build a community and to live, study and interact with each other by utilising the development’s communal living spaces, state-of-the-art gym, outdoor courtyard and study areas.
High demand for investment property in Liverpool
Brexit and a decrease in the value of sterling may have divided opinions however, Asian investors have UK investment property firmly in their sight.
In 2016, the amount of Asian property transactions increased by an impressive 17% in the UK and it’s not just London which has seen a boost of investment. Regional cities with strong economy and a rich cultural heritage like Liverpool, are favoured by overseas investors who continue to reap the benefits of the high demand for investment property in Liverpool.
“With around 57,000 students and world-renowned universities, Liverpool has naturally emerged as a hotspot for this form of income generating property investment.
“We have experienced an increase in the number of investors looking to capitalise on the demand from students and, in recent years, we have seen an upward trend in cross-border transactions.
“These Liverpool buy-to-let apartments will provide individual investors with an excellent opportunity to enter the lucrative student property market and secure assured rental returns. The fully managed nature of this opportunity will appeal to UK and overseas property investors.”
Investors can purchase en-suite or studio rooms within the development and secure a 5-year assured income of 9% NET per annum.