As one of the UK’s most experienced landlords, Downing continues to innovate and hone its offering, emphasising its commitment to delivering superior, sustainable student accommodation underpinned by award-winning design.

It’s no coincidence that a company focused on delivering spectacular developments, thoughtfully conceived to encompass the needs of students, universities and local communities, has a presence in the most prestigious university cities across the breadth of the UK.

With an eye for detail that is rare in the student accommodation market, Downing is committed to working hand in hand with leading UK universities to create a world class student experience.  Indeed, this commitment to partnership working means its schemes are often integrated into university campuses with nomination agreements in place across the country.

We have been recognised as Developer of the Year by the prestigious Property Week Awards, in recognition of the company’s outstanding performance in the UK market and have been ranked 3rd best student accommodation provider in 2019 by Student Crowd – based entirely on student reviews.

See our Developments section for more details about our on-going and completed projects.

Ian Robertson, Head of Residential Accommodation at University of Leeds

“Central Village will provide our students with excellent quality bedrooms and facilities, in an ideal location, and it’s a great addition to our accommodation offering.”

Margaret Hunter, Director of Accommodation and Hospitality Services at Newcastle University

“The management of the student experience, including the arrival and induction process by the site team has been excellent.  We would recommend Downing as a professional, caring and committed organisation”

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”