As university students across the country return to campus after a long summer break, some may not realise the changes that have been taking place since they have been away.
For developers, fit-out companies and main contractors, summer provides the perfect opportunity to inject a lease of life to student accommodation buildings or put the finishing touches to new developments.
Unlike the student accommodation of old, the latest complexes are state-of-the-art housing units that would not look out of place in the most sought after postcodes in the UK. Many are complete with all modern gadgets and high-end fixtures and fittings.
New developments, or Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), are privately run and managed specialist student accommodation management companies, such as Unite Students.
A report from the BBC published in 2018 stated that just over half of student accommodation is managed privately. It has also been estimated that the development of at least 29,000 privately-run new beds across the UK in 2019 will increase the sector’s market value to £53bn.
Whether they’re managed by education institutions, or by a private company, what makes student accommodation feel more like home for those living in them, is making sure the final touches are perfect for the building – which includes carpet tiles.
Although it is evident that new build PBSA’s require a design-led carpet tile that echoes any modern design features, it is also crucial to specify a carpet tile that is fit for continuous heavy-contract use that will allow it to stand the test of time for several years.
Therefore, when evaluating the options available, it’s important to strike the balance between functionality and design.
Paragon Carpet Tiles has a long-standing history of working with a host of contractors, architects and developers and management companies within the student accommodation sector. The company has a host of products that fit almost every requirement – including luxury commercial vinyl.
Paragon Carpet Tiles’ design-led range, including Strobe, Total Contrast, Vapour and Inspiration Collection are all suited to high-traffic environments and can manage the impact and wear and tear over many years. The modern style of each product also makes it perfect to fit straight into new student accommodation developments.
For more information about the company’s products, or to discover more about Paragon Carpet Tiles’ specialisms in the sector, please contact your local area manager, using the details provided on the following page: https://www.paragon-carpets.co.uk/sales-team/.