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Student Roost adds new student accommodation in Aberdeen to Wakefield’s B38 Group facilities management contract

The coffee shop at Student Roost’s student accommodation at Pittodrie Street in Aberdeen

B38 Group will be undertaking facilities management services at a new student accommodation property, close to the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, which is the latest Scottish property to join Student Roost’s portfolio of 49 properties across the UK.

Student Roost appointed B38 Group last summer to provide a range of planned and reactive maintenance services covering mechanical and engineering, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, for the next three years. One of the UK’s leading providers of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), the company now offers student homes in 19 towns and cities with the latest phase of its Pittodrie Street property in Aberdeen mobilising in May 2019.

“Having started working with B38 Group almost a year ago, we have been very impressed with their approach – they consistently take ownership of issues and operational challenges and ensure that they see them through to a satisfactory conclusion,” explains Colum Anglin – Head of Property Services of Student Roost. “It is essential that our FM services provider is sympathetic to our residents, ensuring they experience as little disruption as possible, and B38 Group has been able to do this. They have lived up to their promises and proved themselves to be a committed partner – we’re pleased to be extending our contract with them as we expand our portfolio and new properties go live.”

Gareth Farmer, senior account manager for B38 Group, comments: “Strategically, growing our presence in student accommodation and education is one of our core ambitions, so to be working with one of the largest providers is a real coup. Student Roost has established itself as a premium player in the PBSA sector, offering a safe and comfortable environment with 24-hour support to its residents. With our commitment to consistently providing high levels of service, we are proud to be working with the company and its people, helping to maintain a reputation for delivering top quality student living space and experiences.”

B38 Group offers a comprehensive facilities management operation for private sector clients and blue-chip organisations nationwide, working across the retail, manufacturing, logistics, corporate, education and healthcare sectors. Having seen significant growth over the last eight years, it is committed to becoming one of the most highly regarded privately owned hard and soft service maintenance companies in the UK.