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CITY student accommodation provider Clever Student Lets are looking to expand its ‘innovative and customer focused’ services across the UK.

Local entrepreneur Henry Hutchins said his business is working with an Australian Group, and looking at cities including; Swansea, Birmingham, Portsmouth, London, and five others.

Mr Hutchins, chief executive, of Clever Student Lets. said: “We are working with investors and property developers to bring our leading brand of services to nine other cities in the UK.”

“Our expansion plans will include revamping of accommodation blocks, and improving the student experience that UK and overseas students take for granted in Plymouth, with no fees, no deposits, all inclusive bills, and treating our students like consumers.”

“We have transformed parts of the town centre of Plymouth and ploughing £millions into revamping buildings like Tamar House, at St Andrew’s Cross.”

“We are bringing a ‘New Deal’ for city students in the accommodation space and services we provide, and a new lively vibrancy in the town centre, and looking to do the same across the UK.”

Construction on new Tamar House started six months ago, and the first phase, which comprises three floors, is expected to be completed in the next few weeks and is due to open this month.

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the St Andrew’s Cross roundabout, the Royal building has also been bought by the same company and is also being transformed in a £2million scheme, with upper floors becoming accommodation and commercial tenants, such as Buffet City, on the ground floor.

Once completed the flats will be managed by Clever Student Lets, which is already looking at doubling its accommodation portfolio over the next few years in the city.

Mr Hutchins, added: “We are excited about our UK expansion plans, and a proud Plymouth business looking to grow in Far East Asia also.”

“After the General Election which ever party wins, we are keen to organise a meeting with the New Home Secretary to sort out the situation of international students being taken out of immigration figures.”

“International students while learning in the UK add over a £1 billion to the UK economy every year, and recognising this sector is very important to UK Plc.”


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