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OPTO Cardiff

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Investment Type: STUDENT

Est. Completion: Q3 2021

  • 42,000 full time students in Cardiff
  • 7.5% net assured for 3 years
  • Option of 3% interest on deposited funds
  • Estimated completion: Q3 2021
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Purchase Process

Purchase Process

4% interest during construction

  1.  £5,000 reservation deposit
  2. 30% on exchange of contracts
  3. 20% on September 2020
  4. 30% on March 2021
  5. 20% on completion

Financial Breakdown

  • Purchase price: £ 82,950
  • Rent per week (based on 48-week tenancy): £175
  • Gross rent: £8,400
  • Ground rent, service charge, management fee and other operational costs: £2,114
  • NET yield £6,286
  • Annual assured return: 7.5%

Developer Overview

Completed developments: 3
Under construction: 3 
£328m total portfolio value
£7m rental income paid to investors since 2014

OPTO Cardiff - Overview

Investment Highlights

  • Pre-launch offer for the first 20 reservations
  • Available from £82,950
  • 7.5% net assured for 3 years
  • Assured £6,221 minimum net annual rental returns
  • Rental returns paid quarterly
  • Option of 3% interest on deposited funds – dependant on payment plan
  • Fully furnished, self-contained studio apartments
  • Premium on-site facilities
  • Purpose built student accommodation – 0% stamp duty
  • Estimated completion: Q3 2021

OPTO Cardiff is an off-plan purpose-built student accommodation located in central Cardiff. OPTO Cardiff will bring a staggering 728 self-contained, fully furnished, studio apartments across 10 floors, alongside providing premium on-site facilities from study areas and a library to numerous wellbeing facilities and an indoor cinema and games area.

With Cardiff currently facing a 21,000 shortfall for student accommodation, OPTO Cardiff is expected to be extremely popular to both students and investors alike.

Video - OPTO Cardiff

Development Availability

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OPTO Cardiff – Location

OPTO Cardiff is perfectly located a stone throw away from Cardiff city centre and within walking distance to two of Cardiff’s Universities. With the city currently facing a shortfall in student accommodation, OPTO Cardiff has ensured all student can be catered for by providing a free bike service and a shuttle bus taking student residence to the Cardiff Metropolitan University campuses on the hour, every hour, going via the city centre.

Cardiff is a prime university city home to 3 world-class universities with Cardiff University being the 14th largest recruiter of international students in the UK. With almost 40,000 students, Cardiff is currently facing a significant under supply of purpose-built student accommodation, with Knight Frank revealing 55% of the student population are currently unable to access bespoke university or private sector accommodation.

Universities Campuses

University of South Wales - 0.5 miles (10-minute walk)
Cardiff University - 0.8 miles (24-minute walk)
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - 1.4 miles (27-minute walk)
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Cyncoed Campus) - 3.4 miles
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Llandaff Campus) - 3.5 miles

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Why Invest

Why Invest in Cardiff

Despite being significantly smaller than other major cities across the UK, Cardiff has established itself as a vital economic engine and there are many signs of exciting progress underway. As the sixth biggest retail centre in the UK, Cardiff attracts more than 20 million visitors a year and makes an annual economic contribution of £1 billion. Cardiff is the UK’s 11th largest city and with the number of people living in the Welsh capital set to rise by 25% by 2034, the city’s population is projected to increase at a faster rate than all other core cities, surpassing even London. Employment in Cardiff is expected to grow by 12% by 2030, outpacing the wider UK forecast of 8% and bringing some 27,600 new jobs to the area. For investors, Cardiff is a growing city showing several signs of positive trends.

  • 6.1% average annual house price growth in Cardiff in 2018 - average England & Wales 1.9%.
  • 25% population growth by 2034 - faster rate than all other UK cities including London.
  • 12% employment growth by 2030 - UK forecast 8%.
  • Cardiff is the most affordable student city with the fastest rising student rental growth in the UK.
  • High student retention rate with 41% of student remaining in the city once qualified.

Why Invest In UK Student Property?

  • UK’s number one performing asset class.
  • Proven track record delivering reliable returns from an evergreen student market.
  • 0% stamp duty on purpose-built student developments.
  • Student property has proven resilient to market fluctuations throughout history.
  • Purpose-built student accommodation is a fast-growing sector of the UK property market increasing from £3.1 billion in 2016 to £4.5 billion in 2018.
  • By the January deadline for courses starting in September 2019, 561,420 people applied for a place at a UK university, almost 2,500 more than a year earlier (UCAS).

International Student Appeal

  • Overseas applications increased by 6% for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • International applications exceeded 100,000 for the first time in 2018 (UCAS).
  • UK PBSA is highly attractive to international investors.
  • Lower value of sterling makes Brexit a buying opportunity.
  • UK PBSA now worth over £51 billion.
  • Record 1.8 million students studying full-time.
  • Only a fifth of students live in university-owned PBSA.
  • 5% increase in international students over the last 10 years.
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We are passionate about the growth and development within these locations, ensuring our consultants have a high level of expertise regarding the development opportunities within these key growth areas. For this reason, many investors choose to speak with Pure Investor first when considering property investment in the North England.

We genuinely believe in working with our clients, providing a high quality of service and information, allowing our clients to make their decision on a more informed basis. As a result of this, an increasing number of investors are choosing to return and utilise our services on an ongoing basis. This is something we are incredibly proud of, and which we are looking to continually improve on in the future.

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