Pittodrie ‘Dons’ record number of student bookings

NEW student accommodation just metres from Aberdeen Football Club’s Pittodrie Stadium has received record booking numbers for the upcoming academic year.

47 different nationalities have signed up for rooms in the Student Roost operated Pittodrie Street accommodation designed and built by Robertson – meaning 55% of the 618 occupants will be international students.

The accommodation features a modern design, with specially curated local artworks, a roof-top terrace with sea-side views and common areas for studying and socialising.

Six different room types are also featured, including en-suite and studio accommodation for solo or dual occupancy, as well as 31 specially designed accessible rooms.

Formally a stonemasonry and granite site, 150 people from Robertson worked on the development of the property – creating an additional 12 new jobs for local area, in management and operation of the accommodation.

Gordon Milne, managing director of Robertson Eastern, said, “Pittodrie Street has raised the bar for quality student accommodation in the heart of Aberdeen. The complex, delivered by Robertson, is modern in its design and construction and has replaced a former industrial site which was out-of-place within the surrounding residential area.

“Throughout the project, we worked with the local community and provided learning opportunities to Robert Gordon University students and careers guidance to pupils from the nearby St Machar Academy. We also supported social enterprise Glencraft, who provided mattresses to both accommodation blocks and our events at Aberdeen Science Centre attracted more than 400 people.”

Kirsten Mackenzie, senior operations manager at Pittodrie Street added, “Demand has been sensational for the new property from Student Roost, not surprising given the incredible feedback we’ve received from the first phase in the past year. We’re excited to continue building the student community in Aberdeen with the facilities and personalised service that has made us so highly recommended by current residents.

“The student community is a major part of Aberdeen life and an important contributor to the local economy, so we’re delighted to be opening Student Roost’s latest property in such a vibrant city.”