JLL Higher Education is a dedicated team providing strategic property advice to UK and international universities. We have particular experience in student housing partnerships and work closely with the Student Housing team to deliver innovative and affordable solutions to universities. We regularly produce estate strategies, demand studies, business cases, option appraisals, feasibility studies, and advise on functional suitability, learning environments and space planning.
‘We have found JLL to give a ‘value added’ service – their team are proactive and responsive, delivering a service which is professional, comprehensive and engaging’
JLL helped Goldsmiths appraise options for the development and management of its residential estate, and procured a partner (CLV) to invest and operate following a stock transfer.
Initially JLL provided insight and advice around partnership and sale opportunities. The team then led the Competitive Dialogue process for the transfer of and investment in all of the University’s freehold halls of residence. We enshrined the University’s objectives into the procurement process: student experience was a particularly important factor in the selection process.
JLL has provided varied strategic property advice to the University:
JLL provided property and facilities management advice to the University as part of its procurement of a student housing partner. The 50-year partnership with Uliving will see 577new beds at Pittville in Cheltenham, as well as the refurbishment of 214 existing rooms, and the creation of a gym, dining hall, faith room, a new students’ union office and over 1,000 m2 of dedicated office space for university staff.