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Student Roost opens the doors to its first Brighton accommodation

Accommodation provider, Student Roost, has opened its first property in Brighton. Home to universities including Sussex and the University of Brighton, the accommodation is perfectly placed for the target market.

The property is located on Moulsecoomb Way, a few minutes away from the University of Sussex’s Moulsecoomb campus and close to transport links for students at the University of Brighton.

What Hillfort House has to offer


Hillfort House is one of four new Student Roost properties to open in 2022 and 2023. New properties in Nottingham, York Bristol are also scheduled to open. 

Nathan Goddard, chief executive officer at Student Roost, said: “We were delighted to welcome our first residents at Hillfort House last month. The building looks absolutely stunning, and we’ve already been getting some wonderful feedback from residents."

“Hillfort House has been designed with the students of Brighton in mind, with outstanding facilities and comfortable rooms and studios.”

“While we’re an experienced and trusted provider, this is a new market for us. We’re grateful to our partners at McLaren Property and HG Construction who’ve helped us create the most amazing new home for 380 students.”


The development in Brighton has a lot to offer students including photovoltaic panels, cycle storage facilities, chalk grassland green roofs, and motion-controlled lighting sensors.

Residents are in the perfect location to make use of transport networks that are more efficient than other modes of transport. Charging points for electric vehicles are also available.

Rooms for a total of 380 students are available and the first students moved in on 16 July. Residents have access to a free-of-charge gym, a student lounge, TV and gaming room, and study space. Bills are also included in the rent.

Students hoping to host any events or dinners with friends have the opportunity to do so as long as they book in advance. Other Student Roost properties have used these kitchens for free cooking classes available to residents.

The stylish brick building was developed by McLaren Property as part of a land assembly that replaced a waste transfer facility.

David Atherton, development director at McLaren Property, commented: “We are delighted to successfully hand over this exciting new development to our partners at Student Roost.

“We thank the design teams involved, including the team at HG Construction who have helped deliver on the original vision of high-quality student homes, flexible employment space and a new, fit for purpose community facility for the people of Moulsecoomb. It’s fantastic to see this development come to fruition and play its part in contributing positively to the local economy.”

More information about the development can be found on the Student Roost website.

Student Roost opens the doors to its first Brighton accommodation


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