Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Schools and Universities: Student Demand Soars while Supply Struggles to Keep Up

NewCastle-under-Lyme is in trouble- and savvy property investors should act fast. NewCastle-under-Lyme has built a promising reputation as one of the premier hotspots for students, and has a student population that is rapidly growing over the years. And as more people arrive, the availability of student accommodation drops. Even as more is built, the demand is so high that we still see a severe shortage today. Given that, there is every reason to believe the number of students coming to the town will continue to swell. Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Schools and Universities scene is definitely a critical point that savvy investors have to note the opportunity on offer.

A lack of supply and growing demand is the classic formula for increasing rental yields, and those who invest in Newcastle-under-Lyme are in the best position to make the most of this growth.

NewCastle-Under-Lyme has a population of over 75,000 and has become a trendy choice for students to study.

What's there not to like? Newcastle-under-Lyme has everything students look for: a stroll away from world-class universities, a strong cultural offering, and high-class facilities and accommodation. 

Top that off to an abundance of regeneration in the town centre, making it the most conducive for students to experience a convenient and enjoyable life. It becomes clear why more students choose to live here every year. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme has a strong education sector with a range of high-performing state and private schools covering Key Stages 1-4. These include Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Blackfriars Academy, Churchfields Primary School, Hempstalls Primary School, and May Bank Infants' School, all of which have received OFSTED Outstanding ratings. 

The town is also home to Newcastle and Stafford College – in the top 10% of colleges in England for learners aged 16-18 and number two in the whole of the UK for student satisfaction. The College has a £65m campus and £5.5m performing arts centre located in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Schools and Universities is one of the key reasons students from all over the country are flocking over.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Schools and Universities: Haven of world-class universities boasting excellent reputations with expanding student bodies

Newcastle-under-Lyme is home to Keele University, Royal Stoke University Hospital, and Staffordshire University, with excellent reputations and rapidly expanding student bodies.

The National Student Survey 2018 marks Keele University as one of the top three universities in England for overall student satisfaction. It is also ranked in the top 50 UK universities overall by the Guardian University League Table 2020 and the Times Good University Guide 2020.

 On top of that, Keele also provides world-class medical teaching facilities through the £370m Royal Stoke University Hospital, which attracts even more medical students to the area.

Just a short journey from Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre,  Staffordshire University is another superb educational establishment that bagged its place in the top 40 rankings in the Guardian's University League Table 2020. It also got an award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

This explains how it has a student body of almost 14,500 students, higher than the average UK university student population.

With three world-class teaching institutions a stone-throw away from the town centre, it is prevalent why Newcastle-under-Lyme has grown so popular with students in recent years.

11,000 reasons why Keele University rules supreme in innovation and entrepreneurship 

Keele University, housed on the largest campus in the country, is located close to the town centre and has almost 11,000 students. It possesses a leading medical school, which links to the University Hospitals of the North Midlands and undertakes cutting-edge research – 97% of which is deemed world-leading or of international importance.

Being in the top 25 universities globally for sustainability, Keele University was one of the first universities to declare a 'climate emergency' and is seeking to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Activities linked to Keele University's research have seen Newcastle-under-Lyme develop sectoral strengths in many innovative fields, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals; digital technologies; green energy and biofuels. This has led to the recent recognition of the site as a University Enterprise Zone. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Schools and Universities are not to be underestimated. Over the years, the area has proven itself to be a hostpot for buy-to-let opportunities to cater to the growing student population demands.
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Newcastle-under-Lyme is dotted with bars, restaurants, theatres, nightclubs, and everything else that students love in a party town for a moderately small town. On the other hand, the town also provides a sense of security and community that can be reassuring for students living away from home for the first time.

The low cost of living is another reason Newcastle-under-Lyme is top of the list for so many students. Data from Numbeo shows that the price of items like clothing and food is 22.5% lower than the national average. This means that locals have 20% higher purchasing power than in other equivalent areas of the UK. This makes a massive difference to students on a tight budget and increases the town's allurement.

Marsh Box is a stunning new development of 27 one & two-bed apartments that have been designed to suit the lifestyle and needs of students, young professionals, and investors alike. Located just a 10-minute walk from Newcastle-under-Lyme town centres, the development provides an excellent fusion of style and convenience.

It was also recently announced that Newcastle-under-Lyme was in line for £25m of government money to redevelop and regenerate the town centre as part of the Future High Streets fund. 

Furthermore, the local council has invested millions over the past years. It has been working closely to encourage more property developers into the area to continue with the student and private residential developments already going on.

Read more about our Newcastle-under-Lyme Property Investment Hotspot series below or if you're interested in running through our Newcastle-under-Lyme new build developments, chat with the Gladfish team on 02079236100 or book a time.

Brett Alegre-wood
August 3, 2021

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