Our Developments

For over three decades, Downing has steadily built its education portfolio creating inspirational student accommodation and facilities in some of the leading university cities in the country.  With £600m of developments successfully completed, Downing is now significantly expanding its presence across the UK and working in partnership with leading educational establishments to deliver in excess of £700m new landmark schemes in the most prestigious student cities.

Clare Rogers, Director of Estates, Newcastle University

“Downing have brought extensive commercial developer experience to the planning and design of the NUBS building.  Throughout this process they have shown their willingness to appreciate and understand the needs of the HE Sector and to adapt to our specific requirements.”

Sue Holmes, Head of Estates, Leeds Metropolitan University

“Downing worked with Leeds Met in designing, building and financing a new development for our Faculty of Arts and Society.  The design made a stunning addition to the Leeds skyline and throughout the process we found Downing’s attitude both positive and refreshing”

Paul Houghton, Director, Downing

“Our team has the experience and the resources to secure the prime city centre locations.  We are driven by a desire to develop highly sustainable student residences and deliver first class customer service”