Atira opens new student accommodation facility in Brisbane

Atira Student Living has announced the official opening of its second student accommodation facility in Brisbane.

Located at 118 Merivale Street, the 725-bed Atira South Brisbane follows the July 2016 opening of Atira Woolloongabba, accommodating a further 309 students.

A majority owned joint venture between Goldman Sachs and Blue Sky, Atira aims to build a significant property portfolio in the coming years, delivering 5,000 to 10,000 purpose-built student beds in premium inner city locations.

Atira Chief Executive Office, Andrea Slingsby, said the South Brisbane launch was an important milestone for the company in the implementation of its strategy to become the market leader in delivering purpose-built student accommodation for international and domestic clients.

“Atira is meeting the need of students seeking education in one of Australia’s most desirable cities,’’ Ms Slingsby said.

“Australia is attracting more than 300,000 international students every year, representing a major opportunity for delivering our unique services.

“Our South Brisbane facility is a flagship of modern building design, high quality finishes and facilities, plus new standards of amazing student experience programs, security, safety, service and support.

Surround by the vibrant South Bank precinct with gardens, galleries and river walks, Atira South Brisbane is just 15 minutes’ walk to the heart of Brisbane’s CBD

Offering a choice of contemporary studio, two and three bedroom apartments, the property also features cafes and restaurant, cinema and karaoke area, rooftop terrace with city views, games room, purpose built gym and study zones.

Ms Slingsby said Atira model focussed on nurturing academic success through the provision of home-like support and connection.

“We see high quality student accommodation and a deeply fulfilling and well planned student experience as integral elements to ensure individuals integrate fully with the  community and achieve a fulfilling lifestyle during their student years’’ Ms Slingsby said.