Unite sales figures boosted by North West input

Michael Hunt

The North West has been sited as a major factor on sales and rental growth for student accommodation provider, Unite.

The group, which houses around 6,000 students across Liverpool and Manchester, stated the recently opened Parkway Gate in Chester Street, Manchester, had a considerable input on the report this week that 99% of rooms had been reserved for the 2008/09 academic year.

Unite said like-for-like rental growth had increased by 11% compared to what had been recorded over the last academic year.

Parkway Gate recently welcomed over 700 new students to Manchester.

Unite forecasts, nationally, the amount of students living in the UK will rise to 3m by 2014.

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