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Research into student housing in Cambridge published

last modified Jan 30, 2017 03:45 PM
New research into the housing needs of students in Cambridge has been published this week. Cambridge City Council commissioned the study to help to inform planning policy regarding student accommodation and its impact upon housing need, in relation to the emerging Local Plan.

The research found that 6,085 bed spaces would need to be provided in purpose-built student accommodation to allow the return of all shared houses currently occupied by students to the open market. It also estimated that a total of 8,959 student rooms would need to be built by 2026 if both current and the future potential demand for student accommodation were to be met. This would accommodate all of the students who are not currently housed by their educational institution or living in existing family housing, and would allow the return of all shared houses currently occupied by students to the open market.

To download the report and summary, please click here.