The Ultimate Student Coliving Experience

The Ultimate Student Coliving Experience

The CampusKey team recently unveiled exciting new designs reframing mixed-use urban properties in a drive to change the Student coliving scene in Stellenbosch.

CampusKey, who is the industry leader in Student Accommodation spaces in South Africa, believe that their buildings are the blueprint for the urban campus of the future. In Stellenbosch, the redevelopment of their Bordeaux building offers everything a student needs to learn, collaborate, work, and most importantly thrive.

The new development estimated at R75 million, strategically located within walking distance of Stellenbosch University campus, boasts 4000sqm of single occupancy luxury units, with each unit featuring a fully equipped kitchen and ensuite bathroom. With a selection of units ranging from 21sqm to 30sqm and an array of complimenting facilities, the CampusKey team’s emphasis will be on delivering carefully curated spaces to help their students thrive and achieve success in all aspects of their life.  

The CampusKey model is based on Gen-Z behaviour, which informs the design philosophy of the architectural and interior design team. CampusKey Student CoLiving hubs are designed to enhance a sense of community between students and their peers, with contemporary social spaces featuring food and drink experiences, break-away lounges, co-working spaces for groups or quiet study pockets, state of the art gym, gaming zones, electric bike rentals, parking, laundry areas and 24/7 reception.

Managing Director, Leon Howell, said “Bordeaux will be the most innovative and exciting experience students can imagine. In addition to the energetic and inspiring vibe which encourages connectivity among students, guests and locals. Our team is focused on service excellence and understanding the needs of all our guests.

CampusKey prioritizes the wellbeing and safety of their students. As part of CampusKey’s offering, students have access to 24/7 on-site teams should they need assistance as well as a Call-us-anytime number for any emergency. Monthly mentorship sessions, community outreach projects and sustainability drives are part of CampusKey’s philosophy of creating an environment where students can thrive, stay informed and participate in their community by fostering strong connections.

Howell also added “When CampusKey reimagines old building or develops a new one, we look at creative ways to mix communities and uses. Our diversity and energy make our locations more attractive, resilient and sustainable. This understanding is at the heart of what we do, it is our mission.

CampusKey acquires, develops, designs, owns and operates all of its properties. Within this ecosystem CampusKey has the added advantage to deeply understand the needs and behaviours of our students and thus curate every aspect of our offering in PBSA. CampusKey is proud to be the #1 student coliving host, with a current portfolio of 7 campuses in South Africa making them the largest student coliving provider.