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Re-defining New generation student accommodation

Re-defining New generation student accommodation

We determine demand, identify building users' needs and analyse the competition.

In a project for the Feenstra Group, we analysed student demand and identified key needs for new generation residencies. Generation Y requires something different!

This is done by identifying critical aspects that effect perception of space, safety and a positive study-environment at a market related price. Surveys with students determine the demand for residence space on any given site, students’ basic residency requirements and nice-to-haves. This allows the developer clarity on the architectural brief. This quantitative research project informs a better world, one building at a time.

We can assist with the following:
Demand analysis: Studying potential clients/tenants to understand their willingness, price point and constraints to renting or buying in a particular development. Results are used to inform the architectural brief, determination of cost points for each apartment, building management objectives and advertising campaigns.

Supply analysis on rental stock: Information on the number of rental stock available in a particular area is much more difficult to attain than looking at title deeds. We do the foot work, locating, contacting and interviewing rental agents/rental websites and current tenants to determine price ranges, stock availability and market trends.

Competitor analysis:
Benchmarking international and local trends on similar developments (such a planned community development and student housing) will enable state of the art buildings that are more user friendly allowing sustainable occupation over a longer period of time.

Post-occupancy evaluations: For more on Post-Occupancy Evaluations - View our Projects

For more detail on Hatfield Studios, developed by the Feenstra Group please visit


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