Plans for 100 student flats on Above Bar Street in Southampton

Que Pasa in Above Bar Street, Southampton

Que Pasa in Above Bar Street, Southampton

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MORE than 100 studio flats for students are to be created above a Southampton city centre bar and restaurant.

Work has begun to convert the former offices above Que Pasa in Above Bar into apartments, with developers hoping the project will be finished by August.

Park House, which overlooks Palmerston Park, will be Hampshire firm Unilife’s second student property in Southampton, adding to its existing building on High Street.

The company said it believes the new flats will be “perfectly positioned” to allow residents to take advantage of nearby shops and nightlife, while also being close to Southampton Solent University’s main East Park Terrace campus.

Sam Wilson, lettings manager for Southampton, said: “We are already getting enquiries from students looking to book for the 2013 academic year, so it’s really exciting to know that we will soon have lots more rooms available for them.

“Park House is right in the centre of town, with excellent links to everything students will need in Southampton, whether in their first or final year.

“Every aspect of our business has students in mind, from the in-house security and facilities to the all-inclusive and affordable monthly cost.”

The development will feature the option of five different sized rooms, each with its own bathroom, kitchen, double bed, dining area and Wi-Fi access, as well as full CCTV monitoring and onsite laundry facilities.

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7:37am Fri 8 Feb 13

elvisimo says...

How old is this news?
How old is this news? elvisimo
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8:52am Fri 8 Feb 13

-stiv- says...

Typo in title. £50 to the usual paypal account please.
Typo in title. £50 to the usual paypal account please. -stiv-
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8:56am Fri 8 Feb 13

CharlieOxbridge says...

Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.
Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality. CharlieOxbridge
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9:17am Fri 8 Feb 13

userds5050 says...

CharlieOxbridge wrote:
Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.
I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China.
[quote][p][bold]CharlieOxbridge[/bold] wrote: Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China. userds5050
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9:19am Fri 8 Feb 13

Outside of the Box says...

Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi
Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi Outside of the Box
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9:55am Fri 8 Feb 13

Mr. Cleanstreets says...

userds5050 wrote:
CharlieOxbridge wrote:
Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.
I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China.
If you visit The University of Southampton campus, you might change your view, it's China mate
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CharlieOxbridge[/bold] wrote: Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China.[/p][/quote]If you visit The University of Southampton campus, you might change your view, it's China mate Mr. Cleanstreets
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9:58am Fri 8 Feb 13

chavfreezone says...

Any chance of some affordable homes for locals? Not a chance. Still it will **** off all those dodgy student landlords who have left their craphole dwellings in a terrible state bringing down various neighbourhoods over the past 20 years.
Any chance of some affordable homes for locals? Not a chance. Still it will **** off all those dodgy student landlords who have left their craphole dwellings in a terrible state bringing down various neighbourhoods over the past 20 years. chavfreezone
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10:08am Fri 8 Feb 13

userds5050 says...

Mr. Cleanstreets wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
CharlieOxbridge wrote:
Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.
I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China.
If you visit The University of Southampton campus, you might change your view, it's China mate
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Cleanstreets[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CharlieOxbridge[/bold] wrote: Hopefully these won’t be required after the education reforms when people realise that University should only be for gifted individuals and not the sheep that get enrolled today. Education has turned into a business and the high numbers of students are down to profits and not quality.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find we're living in the UK not China.[/p][/quote]If you visit The University of Southampton campus, you might change your view, it's China mate[/p][/quote]LOL userds5050
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11:48am Fri 8 Feb 13

sotonboy84 says...

This story is getting old...

As much as I don't agree with landlords destroying once nice areas of the city with their third world hovels, the properties will continue to thrive as student lets. The new flats that are being built in the city are expensive to rent and will be aimed at wealthier students whilst the not so fortunate students will rent the houses in Polygon and Portswood and places.

Combined with this, once there is more available student accommodation, if it's affordable or not, the universities can expand even further and enrol more studnets and the problem you see in the city today will only get worse.

As CharlieOxbridge has said, universities today are businesses and they have money to make and targets to hit.
This story is getting old... As much as I don't agree with landlords destroying once nice areas of the city with their third world hovels, the properties will continue to thrive as student lets. The new flats that are being built in the city are expensive to rent and will be aimed at wealthier students whilst the not so fortunate students will rent the houses in Polygon and Portswood and places. Combined with this, once there is more available student accommodation, if it's affordable or not, the universities can expand even further and enrol more studnets and the problem you see in the city today will only get worse. As CharlieOxbridge has said, universities today are businesses and they have money to make and targets to hit. sotonboy84
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12:17pm Fri 8 Feb 13

cliffwalker says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi
Obviously not a student of either English or Music.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi[/p][/quote]Obviously not a student of either English or Music. cliffwalker
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12:27pm Fri 8 Feb 13

hulla baloo says...

cliffwalker wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi
Obviously not a student of either English or Music.
I do not think it necessary to have a capital M on music. ;)
[quote][p][bold]cliffwalker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Excellent,,,,I can get Brahms and Lyst in Que Pasa and walk upstairs to bed without having to pay for a taxi[/p][/quote]Obviously not a student of either English or Music.[/p][/quote]I do not think it necessary to have a capital M on music. ;) hulla baloo
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4:24pm Fri 8 Feb 13

SotonLad says...

I'd rather lives near students (who can be noisy and inconsiderate) that HMO filled with thieves and junkies.
I'd rather lives near students (who can be noisy and inconsiderate) that HMO filled with thieves and junkies. SotonLad
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