The private sector now makes up over half of all student accommodation if on-campus partnership bed spaces are counted as ‘private sector’ beds, according to data from Cushman & Wakefield released at Property Week’s Student Accommodation Conference.
The report states that reveals the private sector has grown 130% in four years and now controls over half of all supply in the market. This is a significant change from 2014 when universities provided two-thirds of all beds in the UK. In addition, the private sector delivered 77% of all new beds in 2018.
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