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October 2019

Work has started on a 125-student flats development in Leicester city centre.

Tiger Developments and nmcn are working on the project in Castle Street for students at De Montfort and University of Leicester.

A two storey, 1960s office block will be knocked down to be replaced by a part three, part four and part five-storey building, housing 125 bedrooms across 20 cluster flats and three one-bedroom studios.

The development was granted planning permission by Leicester City Council in November 2018.

It is the second purpose-built student accommodation development the companies have worked on together in Leicester, the first being the refurbishment and extension of ‘The Glassworks’ on Newarke Street, which opened in September 2016, creating 398 student bedrooms. 

As with ‘The Glassworks’ the new Castle Street flats will be operated and managed by Tiger Developments associated company Host.

Keith Dean, senior development manager at Tiger Developments, said: "This is a great opportunity to regenerate this part of Leicester city centre, replacing a largely empty office block with secure, modern and much needed homes for students, many of whom will be living away from home for the first time. We are delighted to be delivering our second major development in Leicester, which is one of the UK's most diverse cities and has a thriving international student community."

Nick Banks, nmcn’s operations director for the building business unit, added: "The ceremony marks the continuation of our partnership with the client team and it is great to see the whole team together to mark the start of this prestigious scheme and be part of regenerating this historical part of Leicester."

The article was published by Insider Media Ltd.

September 2019

Work has started on a £16 million development aimed at providing more than 250 new homes for university students in Colchester.

New artist's impressions from student accommodation provider Host reveal the scale of the development, on the site of the former bus depot in Magdalen Street.

Self-contained studio flats, en-suite 'cluster' apartments with private bedrooms and bathrooms, a gym, quiet study area and seminar room are all planned for the scheme, which was given the green light in October 2018.

If all goes to plan, the flats will be ready in August 2020, with the first students set to move in the following month.

"This development in Colchester town centre will provide a great place for students to live within a very short distance of the University of Essex, one of the top 10 fastest growing universities in the UK," said Keith Dean, of developers Host and Tiger.

Planning officers at Colchester Borough Council had previously expressed hopes that the student flats scheme would help to regenerate the area.

July 2019

Tiger Developments Ltd. have lodged plans for the construction of a new block of more than 60 apartments on a derelict site in York.

Supported by Rolfe Judd Planning & 3D Reid, we have submitted an application to City of York Council for the resurrection of the vacant brownfeield site at the junction between Eboracum Way & Layerthorpe.

In total, the development would yield 38 one-bed, 21 two-bed and 6 three-bed units, with 13 properties earmarked for affordable housing. A total of 22 car and 71 cycle parking spaces are proposed, with communal grounds and amenity spaces created for residents.

May 2019

Tiger Developments has secured funding on behalf of their partners Victoria Hall Management Ltd. (VHML) for the construction of two student schemes in Colchester and Leicester.

The £25m package will help to deliver 252 student beds in Colchester for students at the University of Essex, and 131 beds in Leicester which are located nearby to the campus of De Montfort University.

Further details were published in Property Week:

March 2019

Tiger Developments and Blackrock, who bought the two and a half hectare Southern Dairy Depot in Station Road, Drayton, in 2015 have sold it to developer Dandara.

The land has been derelict since at least 2009 and got planning permission in 2017 to become a mix of two-bedroom flats and two, three and four-bedroom houses. 

Among those properties, it is expected to contain affordable housing for families – as well as associated open space.


October 2018

Tiger Developments have successfully delivered the student scheme in Denby Street, Sheffield in time for academic year 2018/19.

"The Elements" will be managed by Host, a student-facing brand for Victoria Hall Management Ltd, and has recently welcomed students from Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire, England, just a short walk away from the accommodation building. The public university is the 11th largest in the UK with a student population of 30,815.

There are a total of 735 en-suite cluster bedrooms, divided into mainly 4-6 bed flats, as well as 3 studio flats. 

John Nesbitt, Managing Director of Tiger Developments, added: “Tiger Developments are delighted to have delivered the Elements student accommodation building in Sheffield which we have recently developed on behalf of the Blackrock European Fund. We are honoured that Karen Burke, Head of ASRA and Accommodation Services at Sheffield Hallam University officially opened the scheme. This is a fabulous student accommodation scheme which we believe offers award-winning, high quality accommodation and living experience to Hallam’s students."


Pictured (from left): John Nesbitt - Tiger Developments, Karen Burke - Sheffield Hallam University, Christie Lee - VHML, Keith Dean - Tiger Developments, Thomas Mueller - Blackrock

Travelodge opening
August 2017

Tony O Brien (pictured centre), Travelodge Property Director says:

“We are delighted to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in Yorkshire by becoming the largest branded hotel provider in York with the opening of our fifth hotel in the city. York Layerthorpe Travelodge is our flagship hotel in York as it’s our largest property.

“Over the last three decades, Travelodge has become famous across the country for offering unbeatable value and making travel affordable for everyone, which has helped attract more business and leisure travellers to the area.

"As we look to the future, Yorkshire is a key growth area for Travelodge. Following our one-million pound investment in upgrading the customer experience and raising quality levels across our Yorkshire hotels, we have seen a significant increase in sales; interestingly, with more business customers staying in our hotels than ever before."

York Travelodge
June 2017

Tiger Developments has recently completed and opened a brand new Travelodge in York. The scheme consists of 128 hotel rooms with a Costa Coffee situated within the 1.72 acre site.

Funded by Osprey, work on the site commenced in June last year with practical completion achieved on 19th June 2017, ready for the influx of tourists and university visitors needing a place to stay in the beautiful medieval city.

June 2017

Victoria Hall Management Limited (VHML) is to develop a seven-storey £24 million PBSA in Sheffield city centre, totalling 535 bedrooms. Funded by Blackrock, groundwork remediation at the site on Denby Street has already begun with the project due for completion in June 2018, ready for the 2018-2019 academic year.

This will be Victoria Hall’s first project in Sheffield, adding to their 12 other sites throughout major university cities in the UK. The building will be managed by VHML’s award-winning student operator brand Host.

In December, North Midland Construction Group was awarded the £24 million construction contract, their second for Victoria Hall. National Operations Director for VHML John Ripley, commented, “Sheffield is a fantastic university city and has been on our radar for some time. We are delighted to add such a prestigious development to our ever growing portfolio of sites throughout the UK.”

May 2017

Next Major Development Phase Starts

tHe Haymarket development, Edinburgh’s prestigious £200 million joint venture commercial scheme by Tiger Developments &' Interserve, has marked a major milestone in construction by ‘breaking ground’ as it progresses onto the next major development phase.

On track for completion of the first office tHe5 building in 2018, the development will comprise 650,000 sq ft of prime office, retail and leisure space including a 190-bed hotel, an apart-hotel and an underground car park. It is considered to be Edinburgh’s best connected office location within minutes of the Haymarket Station and tram stop linking the city to Edinburgh airport within 20 minutes. City of Edinburgh Council welcomes the development as it will not only transform a prime site in the city’s West End, which has been derelict for decades, but also create much needed quality office space.