£1.4m investment for Bournemouth town-centre student flats

Shelby Wilde - 12 August 2020


Campus Living Villages is carrying out a £1.4m refurbishment of its Bournemouth town centre development, Lyme Regis House.

The ambitious upgrade will see substantial investment in infrastructure to improve water and heating systems as well as significant décor and furniture improvements made to its en-suite rooms and kitchens, ready for new and returning students arriving in September.

All single beds will be replaced with brand new 3/4 beds and mattresses; new chairs and blinds will be added, and there will be a painting and décor refresh throughout. Kitchens will also be updated and new furniture provided in the lounge and dining areas.

The ten-week project which is being carried out by construction company, Project Interiors, started on Monday 1 July and will be completed in time for students arriving in mid-September.
Campus Living Villages has a long-term partnership with Bournemouth University and Lyme Regis House, located on the Lansdowne Campus, is home to 400 of its students.

Operations Director Joanne Pollard said: “Our long-running and valued relationship with Bournemouth University means we’re able to offer a tailored service for its students, unique to each campus. We’ve listened to feedback from our residents over the last year and will continue to work with the university to ensure that service is of the highest possible standard.

“Providing a home that is safe and comfortable is our priority and with the significant investment we’ve made over the summer, students joining us in September can trust that they will have the best residential experience possible.”

Lyme Regis House, situated on Holdenhurst Road, contains 390 en-suite rooms in five-bed cluster flats and ten studio flats and are available for first-year and returning students for tenancies between 41 – 50 weeks.
Campus Living Villages took over management of Lyme Regis House in 2013 and now has a portfolio of four student accommodation developments totalling a number of 1,201 beds in Bournemouth, across its sites Chesil House, Cranborne House, Okeford House.