Unite Students has signed a €216.5m building contract with RG Group for Hawthorne House in Stratford, east London, a 36-storey student accommodation block that will house 719 students and the London Academy of Excellence. The building is expected to be ready by September 2026. Unite Students acquired the site for €85.4m earlier this year, and RG Group has been awarded the build contract.
Tom Brewerton, group development director at Unite Students, said: “Unite Students is leading the purpose-built student accommodation sector in London and Hawthorne House will be a unique offering in the capital. Our rental offer remains very competitive when compared to alternative forms of student accommodation and we are confident our fixed-price, all-inclusive rent provides real value for money for our customers. Hawthorne House will offer high-quality bedrooms, social and study areas, and will be home to a sixth-form academy. It shows Unite Students’ commitment to deliver high-quality student accommodation using sustainable methods. We look forward to furthering our relationship with both University of the Arts London and the London Academy of Excellence.”