Part of our PBSA development portfolio, St Giles Studios features a diverse range of 109 private studios ranging from 18 to 29m2. Nestled within a secure gated courtyard, this purpose-built residence offers a comprehensive array of amenities to cater to the needs and comfort of Durham’s considerable student population.

Conveniently situated in Gilesgate, the site is within excellent proximity to the city centre and all its amenities, as well as the University Colleges. Durham is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world, making it a highly attractive choice both nationally and internationally.

St Giles Studios is an ideal environment for students to thrive both academically and socially as residents have access to some fantastic amenities including a communal social lounge and a modern study area that transforms into a private dining room. There is also a courtyard with outdoor seating, laundry facilities, bike storage and car parking on site.

The building has become a sought-after accommodation since opening in 2017, establishing itself as the perfect abode to enjoy student life.

Other PBSA Projects

CKC has secured planning for and developed several student accommodation schemes across various locations nationwide. These student housing developments include PBSA in Edinburgh, Leicester, Guildford and London (Bermondsey, Lewisham & Kingston). Additionally, CKC also delivered two projects in Brighton with fantastic accommodations on both Lewes Road and Hollingdean Road. 


Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA)


Durham, England (UK)



Gross External Area

39,000 sqft




PC September 2017


Forward funded by Henderson Park Capital