£60m investment sees UK’s first ‘hybrid hall’ created in Hull

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted:  20 Sep 2018

A £60m investment has resulted in the creation of the UK’s first “hybrid hall” at the University of Hull.

The University Quarter Housing, comprising more than 200 cluster houses, combines independent living with campus benefits such as CCTV, staff support and security patrols.

It follows a landmark partnership between an award-winning international property company, Kexgill, and the University of Hull, and aims to provide students with the highest standards in accommodation.

The new accommodation was officially unveiled by the university’s chief finance officer, Stephen Willis, on Tuesday.

Richard Stott, head of the University Quarter project

Richard Stott, head of the University Quarter project, said: “The University Quarter is more than just student accommodation, we are creating a thriving, supportive community, too.

“This project has been built with the needs of modern-day students at the very heart of it and we’re proud to be generating a unique environment that provides students with the right blend of independence and support they need to thrive in stylish houses, designed with their needs in mind.

“All of our staff are fully trained to provide optimum levels of support in order to ensure  tenants can have the time of their lives in a safe and secure environment.”

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The project will run over the next two years, through to the end of 2020, with new cluster en-suite accommodation introduced every week.

The project will see more than 200 cluster houses in this area available to rent and the creation of jobs in the city.

Students are able to register their interest and secure their properties now, with the first tenants moving in during September.

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Anji Gardiner, director of student services at the University of Hull, said: “The University Quarter Housing offers students everything they need from their accommodation within a five-minute walk of the  

“We’ve partnered with an international company that has built its reputation around customer care to ensure University of Hull students are supported at every stage of their tenancy.

“The showroom on the corner of Salmon Grove is now open and students can register their interest in new properties as they become available and take a look at some of the fantastic features of these new homes.”

University of Hull students interested in letting these new properties when they become available can register their interest by visiting the University Quarter Pod in Cranbrook  Avenue.