Student Experience is an answer to the demand for self-contained housing
A study by Kences, the knowledge centre for student housing, has shown that the number of students in the next few years will stay on the rise. More specifically by about 48,000 in the next eight years: the 2013-2021 period. This constitutes a growth of approximately 8%. The number of full-time students at the HBO level will increase by 28,000. The number of full-time WO students will increase by 20,000. This growth occurs in the entire student spectrum: in boys and girls, in all age groups and in bachelor and master students. In Amsterdam, where Student Experience opens, the expected growth concerns about 12,000 students, a growth rate of about 12%. The source for these figures is the Referentie Raming 2013, recently published by the Ministry of Education.
The study also shows that with this growth rate, when combined with the students’ housing needs, mostly self-contained student apartments and regular houses should be added to the current supply of student housing. At least as far as students’ wishes are concerned. And Student Experience meets this demand. Student Experience is expected to open its first student apartment complex at the Zuidas in Amsterdam, Ravel Residence, in September 2014. This complex consists of 800 independent apartments and many additional facilities within the property. AmstelHome on the Joan Muyskenweg, featuring 550 apartments, will open in 2015.