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The Student Housing Company


The Student Housing Company manages purpose-built student accommodation in the UK and Europe.

The management team at the company felt that a technology-based approach to work at height testing and compliance, with a specialist partner, would free up time to focus on the next stage of the company’s growth.

The Student Housing Company

The Challenge

Like many businesses that operate a large and geographically spread property portfolio, The Student Housing Company (TSHC) was looking to outsource a planned testing and inspection regime to a single specialist company.

This would allow them to focus on their core business activity of providing high quality student accommodation, whilst allowing a specialist work at height company to take care of all its testing and compliance requirements.

Until now TSHC had found it difficult to identify a compliance partner that had the resources to provide a single, nationwide, joined-up service.
TSHC was looking for a technology-based solution to managing and monitoring compliance and testing requirements.

The Student Housing Company

The Solution

After careful evaluation and a detailed tendering process, TSHC appointed Heightsafe Systems to carry out:

  • compliance asset testing
  • installation services
  • specialist training courses to TSHC on site staff, so they are fully work at height proficient to use the equipment installed.

Heightsafe System’s partnership with the award-winning TSHC has brought about the start of a longstanding and trusting business relationship.

Through our technology-based in-house client portal, we have carried out a complete asset survey of all the company’s current developments. This provided both Heightsafe and TSHC with an accurate assessment of assets, which, until now, had simply not been possible.

Having this technology based solution provides building owners with a number of benefits:

  • Alerts each time re-testing is required
  • Better quality management information
  • Review, track and predict asset / equipment life
  • Live updates on asset health
  • Better tracking of jobs

With a constantly developing property portfolio, Heightsafe Systems ensures ongoing compliancy for The Student Housing Company.

The Student Housing Company

Why Heightsafe Systems

  • Specialist work at height teams
  • Fully qualified to carry out testing and inspection
  • Building maintenance programmes Nationwide network
  • Supply and installation
  • Training programmes

TSHC’s current portfolio includes some of the country’s most impressive developments and are landmark buildings in each city.
The most recent development is Beckley Point, the tallest building in Plymouth. It will be completed and available to students later this year, and will form part of our scope of works on behalf of TSHC.

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