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Our community

A transparent and trustworthy approach helps to build long-term relationships.

We believe in supporting the communities where we operate

This commitment sees increased levels of engagement with stakeholders across local communities where our properties are located and allows us to have a positive impact on local residents and wider communities.

Whether it is seeking planning permissions for new developments or informing wider Government policy, we adopt a transparent and trustworthy approach.

We regularly engage with local authorities and local councillors when looking at developing new properties to provide homes for the growing higher education market. We are active members of the British Property Federation who liaise with Government over real estate topics.

Communities

Baltic Wharf, Paddington

Since late 2020 Unite Students and Travis Perkins have been working with stakeholders on the proposed redevelopment plans for Baltic Wharf, Paddington.

Having a positive impact on people and places across the UK

CASE STUDY
Maha Devi Yoga Centre

The Maha Devi Yoga Centre in Unite Students Stapleton House, Holloway Road, London, provides subsidised and free sessions for children with disabilities.

  • Maha Devi Yoga is located within our landmark site in London, paying a peppercorn rent.
  • The charity’s extended lease with Unite Students enables it to unlock emergency funding from the National Lottery, Sport England, and the London Community Response Fund so it could continue to operate during the pandemic.

CASE STUDY
Supporting a homeless charity in Bristol

We are working closely with Streetwise, a charity in Bristol which supports the homeless and drug users. We have provided Streetwise with office space and are funding a full-time employee.

Over the past few years the impact of homelessness in Bristol has been felt by our teams, students, and local communities with regular instances of anti-social behaviour. So we are supporting Streetwise, an organisation with expert knowledge and experience around homelessness, to tackle anti-social behaviour through a multi-agency initiative,

Our support has provided and fitted out an office and meeting space for Streetwise and funded an additional full time ‘street beat’ worker. In the first four months of this position being filled, four clients have successfully completed an alcohol detox programme and 214 members of the street community have engaged in a methadone treatment programme.

"Working with street-based anti-social behaviour (ASB) is a very complex task that requires input from a number of different agencies. The chance to come together with those agencies will help us to unify our approach and find ways to deliver a more effective service. At the same time, building a relationship with Unite Students will allow the service to access clients and ASB hotspots that may otherwise go unnoticed."

Richard Hawkridge, Team Leader at Streetwise

Community Case Studies

16/10/2020
Case studies
Leapskills
Unite Students helps students to manage the 'leap' to university
16/10/2020
Case studies
Superhero Foundation
Four employees join Jamie McDonald in coast-to-coast run across USA to help sick children
16/10/2020
Case studies
Edinburgh: Youth homelessness charity
Unite Students supports The Rock Trust, Scotland's youth-specific homelessness charity
18/09/2020
Case studies
Oxford: Parade Green – Community Champion
Unite Students appoints role to listen and feedback directly to community