Real Estate and Property Awards 2023

BUILD Real Estate & Property Awards 2023 | 16 Operating across the North of England, Nurtur Student Living is a luxury student accommodation operator that provides welldesigned, high-quality living spaces and inspiring environments in which residents can thrive. The company aims to set a new standard for student living, offering a warm welcome, a community of friendly faces, and a true home from home. Here, we explore Nurtur Student Living’s existing property portfolio and its plans for the future. Best Small PBSA Operator 2023 - Northern England In 2018, Nurtur Student Living was established to deliver a health and wellbeing student living initiative for Fraser Morgan, a UK-based property development company known for its integrity, fairness, transparency, and professionalism. Through this initiative, the company aimed to promote a healthy lifestyle and social interaction in the design, development, and management of its student accommodation buildings. In 2020, Nurtur Student Living began managing its flagship property, Nurtur House. Located near Sheffield’s city centre and main university campuses, the building was designed with a focus on student wellbeing. Each resident benefits from the comfort and privacy of their own studio apartment, featuring a kitchen and en-suite. Furthermore, with carefully placed windows, the building allows entry to the optimal levels of daylight. To facilitate and encourage socialisation, Nurtur House also offers plenty of common areas. This includes a Garden Courtyard, which was carefully designed based on the idea that green space positively impacts mental health. Alongside this, the property boasts a state-of-the-art gymnasium that is open at all times and free of charge to residents. In 2021, Nurtur Student Living took over the management of Fraser Morgan’s Canterbury Hall after the previous managers received negative attention online. Developed in 2017 with the health and wellbeing initiative in mind, the property is another studio-only offering with a number of well-designed spaces, including a cinema room, home room, games room, roof terrace, gym, hub area, and study areas. Each resident also benefits from access to a fully equipped communal kitchen. To breathe new life into Canterbury Hall, Nurtur Student Living followed a strict plan of action, including extensive renovation works which were finished in February 2022. By March, the property was fully sold out for the following year, six months ahead of schedule. In just 12 months, Nurtur Student Living was able to salvage Canterbury Hall’s reputation, driving its Google reviews rating to a respectable 4.6 stars. Thanks to the company’s hard work, the property is now the second-best ranked accommodation building on Student Crowd and has received extremely positive feedback in the National Student Housing Survey. This led the company to receive the title of Best Small Operator at the Global Student Living Awards. In line with its unwavering focus on the health and wellbeing of the UK’s student population, Nurtur Student Living ensures that each new staff member takes mandatory training to become a qualified Mental Health First Aider. Together, the team work hard to support various company initiatives, which aim to protect the safety of its residents. For example, they have worked with the University of Sheffield’s Dedicated Police Officer to deliver sessions on numerous topics, including common crimes that students can fall victim to. They have also worked with Blackpool’s NHS Trust to host sexual health stands, giving residents the opportunity to access information and tools to protect their sexual health. Alongside its commitment to student wellbeing, Nurtur Student Living is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment within its properties. For example, the company’s events calendar is diverse and inclusive to international students studying in the UK. It embraces festivities from all cultures, including Chinese New Year, Burn’s Night, Diwali, and Halloween. Furthermore, Nurtur Student Living has recently received approved status from Safe Space Alliance, an LGBTQI+ led non-profit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for LGBTQI+ communities. As a result of its excellent work, Nurtur Student Living has been named Best Small PBSA Operator, Northern England, in the Real Estate and Property Awards 2023. Over the next five years, the company ambitiously plans to expand its portfolio to include 10 operational buildings. Whilst it currently only manages two developments, Nurtur Student Living has three further properties in the pipeline for the next 18 months and two more locations on the radar for the near future. Contact: Heidi Hawkins Company: Nurtur Student Living Web Address: