Urban Village Coventry scheme

Urban Village Capital transforms former Coventry office block into student accommodation

Urban Village Capital has completed the transformation of a former Coventry office block into student accommodation.


Ringway House has undergone a £15m renovation and features a mix of studio units and a range of bedroom apartments that will accommodate four to seven students.

The 94-bed property is available to house students from this September.
Urban Village Coventry scheme 
A large bedroom in the Ringway House PBSA development

Urban Village Coventry scheme
A small bedroom at the student accommodation scheme

Located near the city’s Belgrade Plaza complex and major transport links, the scheme will help meet the increased demand for high-quality student accommodation in the dynamic university city, which is home to both the University of Warwick and Coventry University.

The studios and apartments feature high-speed internet and students will also have use of a communal gym, games room, study areas and laundry.

Ringway House also comes with a communal courtyard, cycle storage, parking — which includes electric charging points — and on-site staff. 

The refurbishment has also seen a new lift and the installation of acoustic glazing to reduce noise.

The development is set to provide ‘hassle-free student living’ and is managed by student accommodation operator Homes For Students.

Nick Sellman, chief executive at Urban Village Group, said: “Today’s students are in search of accommodation that is safe, affordable, comfortable and meets their needs — Ringway House definitely delivers all this. 

“We have looked at what students want and created some amazing living and communal spaces so they can learn and live and really enjoy their time at university and in the city.

“It is a great central location with easy access to the universities as well as the city centre, which will help boost the local economy and breathe new life into the area.

“Homes For Students has an excellent track record in managing student accommodation of the finest quality across the UK and we are really pleased to have them on board, as we know they will make the arrival of students into the heart of Coventry a real success.”

Urban Village Capital takes tired, unloved buildings and revitalises them into refreshed living spaces.

Its portfolio of completed projects stretches across strategic UK locations that are set to enjoy future economic growth, investment and regeneration.

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