There’s plenty of optimism for the next few years, both in the student sector and particularly Northern investments. A word of warning though, the report is soaked in one over-riding assumption – that international students will not be included in future migration target numbers. As long as they are not, Savill’s forecast 6% annual growth in numbers over the next 3 years. Well, that includes 2 years of the Brexit negotiation! If they are included – who knows how numbers will be affected?
Either Savill’s have someone in a position to know, or they’re taking a big punt.