Storthes Hall Park is a purpose-built Student Village set in idyllic countryside just outside the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. The site was originally developed by the University but is now managed by South Street under the DIGS brand.
The 33-acre site consists of 1380 rooms with an onsite reception, gym, shop, launderette, commercial space, bar, café, games rooms, cinema and study areas. The student accommodation comprises 11 residential courtyards, each block 4 storeys high. The cluster flat configurations are centred around communal kitchens and there are a number of types of room to suit all requirements and budgets.
As the site is managed as the Universities preferred, recommended and approved accommodation it is focussed very much on delivering core events for first year students to keep them engaged with University life whilst ensuring they are well supported and receiving the best value for money offer in the area.
In addition to constantly updating the accommodation (which was originally designed back in the mid 1990’s) to stay in touch with current purpose built student accommodation trends the South Street team have also developed a growing commercial business. The Venue, which is the main communal facility for the village, has many features which are attractive to the local population and visiting groups. A commercial team has been set up to make the most of this opportunity. Wedding receptions and summer groups now deliver substantial and growing income for the business.