If you have been paying attention to our social media posts over the last few weeks, then you will have seen that we’ve been hanging out with Gary Neville recently, and you may be curious about how this came about…
Well, due to our Academy Apartments building being the Official Accommodation provider for UA92 – The University set up by Gary and several other former Manchester United legends – we’ve had the pleasure of working with the university over the last few years.
Originally introduced to the UA92 team by the Trafford council, we were put forward as a reliable, credible option to provide UA92’s students with safe, secure, and high-quality apartments that they could feel at home in.
Having initially been impressed with the standard of finish, design, and quality of our apartments at Westpoint, and with lots of happy students singing our praises, it was a no brainer to make things official when we opened Academy Apartments right next door to the University back in 2020. In fact, several elements and features of Academy Apartments were included in the build process, following feedback from the students who had lived with us at Westpoint, and designed specifically to suit the UA92 students that would call the new building home.
Our 20-year track record as Manchester’s leading provider of accommodation for students and young professionals also gave the UA92 team the confidence that we would not just be able to deliver a great living experience for their students, but that their students would want to rebook, year after year. After all – we had delivered more than 16 buildings by that point, so we knew a thing or two about what young people wanted from their accommodation.
We don’t like to brag – but when Gary dropped by recently for a look around, he was even more impressed than when he first saw Westpoint. In fact, Gary was so impressed he even said he would be happy to live there himself – overlooking his old stomping ground of Old Trafford, with UA92 just a stone’s throw from his front door… (you can keep your mega-mansions – we know where football legends really want to live!)
In all seriousness though, Gary was really impressed by the security and safety on-site at Academy Apartments. Being involved in the lives of the young people studying at UA92, Gary knows first-hand just how important it is to the students – and the mums and dads – that they are in good hands. At Academy Apartments our residents benefit from keyless entry, CCTV, 24-hr onsite maintenance and dedicated property managers who are on hand to help residents whenever they need it.
We loved spending some time with our favourite Neville brother (nothing personal Phil!), and if you haven’t seen it already, why not check out what else Gary had to say about Academy Apartments.