A slide, cocktail bars and a cinema room: inside the UK’s most luxurious student accommodation

Sep 10, 2018Of Note

Full story at the Daily Telegraph property section

Forget the damp basements, slugs climbing up the walls and lumpy mattresses of your university halls. Developers have realised that they have to work much harder to attract the current crop of students and their rent money.

A slew of student properties across the country now boast ­features including rooftop bars, saunas, cinema rooms and even a helter skelter, to make getting out of bed and off to morning lectures that little bit more tempting.

Boasting some of the wackiest ­design is True Glasgow, where KKA ­Architects installed a giant slide in its accommodation block. There are also indoor swings, and a so-called ­dedicated festival area, comprising a renovated caravan to listen to music in, deck chairs and picnic benches. And, of course, study rooms – they are students after all.