Loan value

£28 million


2 + 5 years



A 500+ bed student accommodation build required development and operational finance.

Research into comparables and in-depth financial modelling was vital

The deal


  • Site with permission for 500+ bed student accommodation development


  • First legal charge


  • None proven – from rental upon completion


  • £28m million development finance at 65% LTC
  • £26m operational finance at 55% LTC


  • New build and new business with no track record
  • Conversion loan required

Facility Secured

  • 2 year development term
  • 5 year operational term


A property company, was seeking finance to develop a 500+ bed purpose-built student accommodation block in regional UK. The client intended to hold the asset for operation post development, so was seeking a lender who would provide development finance initially, converting to an investment loan on completion of the works.

The quantum sought was £28m with interest roll-up required for the two year development period (at 65% LTC). Upon completion of the GAV £47m+ accommodation development, they then would require £26m for a five year term at 55% LTV. The preference was a single lender to provide cost savings and longer term security for the newly operating business.

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