STUDENTS hoping to live in the city while they study can get their first look at what accommodation will be like at The Boulevard from today.
When completed in February 2019, the 23 level, 571 bed Stirling Street complex will be the CBD’s first privately-operated, purpose-built student accommodation.
It will feature self-contained studios and shared apartments for international and domestic students, rooftop pool, study spaces, TV rooms and a communal kitchen.
A display apartment will be open to the public Monday to Friday.
Global Student Accommodation Head of Commercial Operations Craig Oliver said lease dates would be based on semesters.
Mr Oliver said rowdiness and misbehaviour were unlikely to occur with staff on site 24/7.
“We want to create a vibrant community; there will be staff there who will be involved in activities and support programs and they will develop relationships with the students,” he said.
“Some of these students would not have lived out of home before or in another country, and there will be jobs available for them where they will have a role in activities and events and they will be paid an hourly provision.”
He said activities would include exercise classes, games nights, quiz nights, movie nights, rooftop barbecues and summer parties.