Hatbox Show Flat Opens its Doors

May 9, 2014

Doors have opened to the new show flat at Hatbox, Luton’s newest student accommodation scheme.

The show flat will appeal to many students’ aspirations, dressed with modern accessories to reflect student living. The show flat is a huge benefit to the scheme, giving students a taste of what living at Hatbox would be like.

CRM Ltd is the chosen operator for Hatbox and is the largest independent accommodation company in the UK, managing over 19,000 beds nationwide. CRM has now launched its marketing campaign to drive students to view the show flat and book their room in time for the accommodation opening this September.

Visitors to the show flat will also be interested to hear the many on-site facilities Hatbox has to offer, which will include a cinema, gym, laundry facilities and study room, as well as a doctor’s surgery and pharmacy on the ground floor. Another benefit to students living at Hatbox is that it is just a short walk from the University of Bedfordshire campus as well as local restaurants, bars and shops.

Elements Europe will manufacture and install a total of 199 Room Pods to the scheme. Room Pods include studio rooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as en-suite cluster rooms which will be arranged around communal kitchens. The Room Pods feature a large window, allowing for plenty of natural light into the room.

The developer, Wayne Gold of Goldev Ltd commented “The new show flat is another reason why off-site construction is a great solution for a scheme on an expedited program. Having the show flat delivered internally complete meant that we could start our marketing activity in getting students to visit, and will hopefully improve the number of pre lettings prior to completion of the building.”