, Joe Rees

, Joe Rees
Start date:
October 2020
Research Topic:
Purpose-Built Student Accommodation
Research pathway:
Supervising school:
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Purpose-built student accommodation is quickly changing ‘spaces’ and ‘places’ in many UK cities. This has had implications for different stakeholders such as students, local residents and landlords.

Whilst this phenomenon is attracting heavy investment from both local authorities and international hedge funds alike, there is very little research (particularly in Wales) into the economic sustainability of this form of regeneration.

I will aim to address this gap and explore the economic, social and cultural impacts of this type of development in the city of Swansea.