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• All aboard: A bijou des res that's self-contained

All aboard: A bijou des res that's self-contained

Entrepreneur Sam Minionis thinks containers should all be turned into affordable housing, with the structures cheap £2,000 strong and easily transportable.

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29 September 2011

• UK student property providing consistent returns for real estate investors, report shows

Student properties in the UK have delivered consistently healthy returns over the past five years, according to the first industry benchmark to accurately track performance in this sector.
Total annual returns from student accommodation hit 13.5% in September 2010 and average rents for investment class student accommodation rose 2.2% across England and Wales in the year to September 2010, according to the Knight Frank Student Accommodation Index.
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• Will Alsop: The Man Behind the Pod

The team at My Space Pod know that twenty-first century consumers no longer simply demand cheap living space. Their business plan gravitates around the importance of sustainable accommodation, in a world where natural resources are diminishing at an alarming rate, and the world population is constantly soaring to new heights. They also know that the twenty-first century consumer demands style and personality in equal measure, and it is for these reasons that they selected the critically acclaimed and sometimes controversial architect Will Alsop to assist them in their vision.
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•Student Pods: Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

The college and university industry is booming. Ever since the conversion of polytechnics into canonized universities, and the development of a plethora of new qualifications, this sector is expanding at an incredible rate. Not even the recession was capable of restricting its growth. UCAS, the organisation which manages all university applications in the UK, reported that even more students applied for courses during those troubled years, and the figures have no intention of receding. However, amongst all this development and growth of what promises to be a fruitful element of the academic sector, there lies a significant concern. How can universities cope with the costs of this incredible influx of students, without hiking tuition fees to astronomical levels? The solution lies in sustainable development and, namely, the use of space-efficient and affordable accommodation units, such as those at My Space Pod. .Read more >>

The Next Generation of Disaster Relief

No matter how many technological advances we make as a society, we are painfully aware that mankind will always be at the mercy of nature. At least one natural disaster will strike our planet each year, and they usually occur in developing countries, in which the means of disaster recovery are woefully inadequate. Just as the world is changing, the ways in which nations come together to provide aid for developing and emerging countries must also change. The need for sustainable development has never been greater – and the team behind the disaster relief units at My Space Pod are fully aware of this. Read more >>

• WHY not considering modular for your next Student Housing project?
by Grant Smereczynsky - COO at Pro Homes America LLC

Often, the most significant barrier to developing new housing is cost. Many schools are struggling to make ends meet, and the idea of raising additional funds for new residence halls or student apartments is daunting. A second challenge is timing. No university administrator or planner wants the campus to be disrupted by construction during the school year. But it's unrealistic to try to confine housing projects to the summer months, when fewer students are on campus. Read more >>


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• All aboard: A bijou des res that's self-contained

• UK student property providing consistent returns for real estate investors, report shows

• Will Alsop: The Man Behind the Pod

•Student Pods: Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

• The Next Generation of Disaster Relief

• WHY not considering modular for your next Student Housing project?


 
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