BPF parliamentary reception

On Tuesday 17 December, ten CUBO members joined representatives from the UK property sector to celebrate the launch of the British Property Federation's Student Accommodation Committee.

The committee has been set up to provide a collective voice for the purpose built student accommodation sector, which will play a vital role in tackling the undersupply of student beds and maintaining the status of the UK’s world-class universities.

The reception, sponsored by CUBO, took place in the terrace pavilion at the Houses of Parliament. Over 100 people attended including representatives from several universities, property developers and investors, law firms, the Greater London Authority, Unipol and Universities UK.

MP Nadhim Zahawi hosted the evening and a number of MPs and members of the House of Lords attended, including the Planning Minister, Nick Boles MP, the former Housing Minister, Mark Prisk MP, and chair of the DCLG Select Committee, Clive Betts MP.

CUBO will remain closely involved in the work of the committee with Geoff Pringle as a member representing CUBO's interests. Through its collective voice the committee aims to ensure that the best is made of the sector in support of its students and parents, local communities, academic institutions and the economy.