Jansons continue to seek opportunities in the student housing sector but on a selective basis in terms of city.

Using new and old agents alike we are sourcing sites suitable for larger schemes of 200 bedrooms plus in cities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol and Reading where there is still proven unfulfilled demand. We work closely with operators and end investors. Once a site has been identified, we usually seek conditional deals where planning is the only impediment. Once planning has been procured, we then seek investor interest to work with us usually on a forward funding basis.

We have a 100% track record in this sector which provides land owners with confidence that by dealing with us they are assured of a partner who will act in the most thorough manner to achieve planning.


Principles cities of towns with high profile university or multiple universities
Within walking distance of significant academic institutions or easy bus ride
Redundant office buildings/car parks/ gap sites/ playing fields
Capable of accommodating 150 plus room, will also consider mixed use on ground floor

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Houghall Court, Durham


A typical Jansons forward funded deal. The site was bought, subject to planning from East Durham College. Once contracts were exchanged with the vendor, Jansons put together a very comprehensive application to construct a new building within the green belt, using their specialist knowledge of “special circumstances”…

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