Social Impact Awards 2020 Winner

The RICS Social Impact Awards recognise pioneering initiatives across the student accommodation sector, showcasing excellence in regenerating, enhancing and transforming the built environment.

The judges said…

University Quarter has been more than physical student accommodation with the company heavily focusing on and investing in mental health support and wellbeing of its tenants and the wider community. The social impact is demonstrable with the installation of a Community Kiosk, which offers healthy food and drinks as well as acting as a mental health support hub; various and wide ranging events to bring people together (including the wider community); and NHS Talk Suicide trained staff, which supports dealing with a serious issue faced nationally.