Student Accommodation Investment Forum

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Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn and Ruairí Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Skills will speak at a Student Accommodation Investment Forum at the Mansion House on Wednesday 30th April at 2pm.
The Lord Mayor of Dublin said “Dublin City Council has a strong policy of promoting Dublin as a destination of choice for International students.  High quality, professionally managed student accommodation is a vital part of the infrastructure that we need to deliver on in order to make Dublin a great student city; a great International student city”.
“This Forum recognises the great contribution that students and International students make towards enhancing the vitality, creativity and cultural activity of a city.  In other cities students have been a great force in boosting the Regeneration areas of cities” added the Lord Mayor.
In Dublin there is very little privately provided, professionally managed student accommodation that is not on campus or provided by the colleges themselves, the Forum will look at this issue.  The Forum will be made up of Investors, property professionals, architects, planners etc from home and abroad and will focus on how all these stakeholders can learn from one another to identify the challenges and the opportunities available so that we can optimise the benefits to the city and to its students studying in the city.
For further information contact:
Dublin City Council Media Relations Offic
Notes to the Editor
There are a significant number of sites for student accommodation currently being actively pursued by, primarily, International investors.  One such site is in the Liberties in Dublin 8 and has commenced development. This is an innovative project involving the Digital Hub Development Agency and Knightsbridge Student Accommodation.  This is a €40 million euro project providing 300 jobs,  much needed construction jobs and accommodation for 500 students.  It also provides 1,000 sq metres of much needed office space for Digital Hub enterprises in a refurbished grain store, a nineteenth century heritage building.