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Student Property

First look at Experience Invest’s Opto Student Cardiff





Experience Invest has launched a new purpose built student accommodation, Opto Student Cardiff.

Opto Student Cardiff

Experience Invest has once again teamed up with award-winning developer Opto Property Group, and specialist management company Opto Living, to design a property development that will provide individual investors with an assured rental income from the UK’s number one asset class.

Opto Student Cardiff will contain 728 stylish studio apartments and a rich selection of high-quality communal facilities.

Investors can purchase one or more fully managed studio apartments and will receive an assured 3-year rental return of 7% NET per annum. Each apartment is sold on a long leasehold basis and is delivered fully furnished upon completion.

To enhance the development’s appeal to tenants, the ground floor of the project will feature an oversized communal space including workstations and meeting areas, a library, gaming room and pool tables, large break out areas with comfortable seating and TVs, an indoor cinema, private dining room, a breakfast bar next to the 24/7 reception desk, laundry room, a spacious gym and separate yoga/dance studio and a wellness salon.

Students living in the building will also have access to an array of outdoor activities including a climbing wall, a basketball court and a tennis court. For relaxation, a carefully designed roof terrace with a bar and workstations and a landscaped courtyard will provide students with access to ample outdoor space.

Hotspot for student accommodation investment

The Welsh capital is home to three world renowned universities and boasts a large student population of around 40,000 people.

According to Knight Frank’s 2019 Cardiff Market Report on Student Accommodation, 21,016 students are currently unable to access university or private sector accommodation in the city. Even with a pipeline of just over 3,000 rooms, 47.5% of full time students would remain unable to rent a room in a student centric building.

The city itself is a popular choice for international students and with 26% of students from abroad, Cardiff’s international student population is higher than the national average.

For investors considering entering the student accommodation investment market, a city with multiple well-established universities and a large international student population is an ideal for generating reliable rental returns.

A development such as Opto Student Cardiff, which boasts a prime location, large rooms and facilities which will be unrivalled on the local market, will help investors to underpin their rental income for many years to come.

Prime city centre location

Opto Student Cardiff is Experience Invest’s first purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) project in a capital city location.

A recent survey conducted by UCAS and Knight Frank found that 95% of first-year students rate the location of a PBSA development as an extremely important factor when renting accommodation.

The development offers easy access to the city’s centre, the popular Cardiff Bay area and the many university campuses which are dotted around Cardiff.

The University of South Wales is just a ten-minute walk from the development, Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are less than one mile away and great transport links will connect students to Cardiff Metropolitan University campuses.

How to invest in Opto Student Cardiff

Fully managed studios within Opto Student Cardiff are only available through Experience Invest. For information about how to reserve a unit, or to request the latest availability, simply follow the link to the Opto Student Cardiff page on the Experience Invest website.