Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GOING FLAT OUT; Hundreds Rush to Grab Place in Designer Student Block

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GOING FLAT OUT; Hundreds Rush to Grab Place in Designer Student Block

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Byline: By MIKE BLACKBURN

HUNDREDS of students have put pen to paper to bag a room in a luxury new apartment complex in Stockton.

In less than three weeks of taking bookings, the 12-storey Mezzino student apartment block, next to Victoria Bridge, is nearly two-thirds full - and it's not even finished.

Property investors Bournston owns a number of Mezzino student buildings around the country, but has never seen one fill up so quickly.

Named the Rialto, the pounds 10m development by Mandale Properties and being taken over by Bournston, will be finished ready for the September term.

The 74 fully-furnished flats will offer 382 students affordable, contemporary living with broadband, widescreen TVs, Sky Sports and even, just announced, a solarium!

As reported, students braved biting winds to start queuing at 5.30am on the day bookings opened last month.

Senga Hill, sales and marketing manager for Bournston, is amazed by the interest. …

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