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Blackstone's Nido Student residence in Notting Hill




London, UK September 20 2012 - Blackstone's Nido Student Living unveiled their new boutique residence in Notting Hill, Thursday 3rd September 2012. Representatives of universities, colleges and language schools will tour the 6-storey, 277-bedroom accommodation and already, occupancy is at 95% with students from 35 different countries. Nido Notting Hill is Blackstone's third independent student accommodation hall. With full occupancy at Nido King's Cross and strong rental demand at Nido Spitalfields, Notting Hill offers a more boutique style of living compared to other student accommodation in London. It is smaller and more compact with colourful quirky spaces to hang out in or study, movie screening room, games space, a fitness centre and facilities for everyone to share. The new addition to the Nido family is attracting students studying across the City. Typically, students are from Regent's College, London School of Fashion, SOAS, Central and West London College, as well as various language schools. There are over 40,000 university and language students studying in close proximity, but there continues to be a demand / supply shortfall between university and private sector accommodation in London. University provided accommodation is not able to keep up with the growing numbers of students and private sector accommodation is only available to 21% of students. Maureen McDermott, Director of Student Accommodation at Nido Student Living, said, "Today, students in London are vying for some of the best accommodation in the world. Going to university is seen as an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and living in shabby quarters does not complement what students are paying for their education. Students want more and the levels of interest we have seen over the last few months are proof that they are getting just that".

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