582 students will call new residence their home in accommodation-hungry Claremont

Roscommon, Cape Town's newest residence built in Claremont opposite Cavendish Square by Respublica and Redefine Properties, will open its doors in January 2019. The residence will welcome undergrad and post-grad students in a variety of accommodation formats that have been purpose-built for different affordability and personal needs.

"Roscommon House is Respublica's first venture into the Cape Town student accommodation market, which is under-resourced and over-subscribed," says Craig McMurray, CEO of Respublica. "Roscommon's central location relative to the lifestyle offering of Claremont and proximity to UCT makes it an exceptionally convenient and appealing option for students. Although close to UCT it also benefits from having the Jammie Shuttle and My City bus routes on its doorstep, as well as the Metro Rail station directly behind the residence." 

Respublica's distinctive and modern purpose-designed spaces offer an exciting solution for students seeking an alternative to on-campus university accommodation or poorly managed and overpriced private residences and digs houses.

Students choosing Roscommon as their home while studying at any of Cape Town's tertiary institutions can choose from studio apartments, single and shared rooms, and four-sleeper apartments with communal kitchens and lounges. The rooms and apartments will be over six floors atop two levels of basement parking, as the developers are mindful of the city's chronic shortage of parking.

As with all Respublica's purpose-built student residences, Roscommon includes numerous recreation and relaxation spaces, a gym, computer centre and study spaces, making sure that there's a space to do anything that students need to, whether it's socialising, studying, or keeping fit and healthy.

The residence also includes communal kitchens and dining areas, providing students with all the facilities they need to prepare meals, even where they may have their own bedroom kitchen facilities. Roscommon residents will also have access to free uncapped and unlimited WiFi and an integrated residence life programme, to help them adjust to the responsibilities of independence and tertiary education.

The all-inclusive rental fee at Roscommon includes unlimited access to all these facilities, free wifi, parking, laundry facilities and weekly bedroom cleaning services, giving those footing the accommodation bill the reassurance that all residence essential costs are covered, and that there are no financial surprises.

Respublica has a portfolio of 10 residences, providing a home to over 10,000 students in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Midrand, and Bloemfontein.

"Our residences create vibrant student communities that support their social and academic imperatives while at university," McMurray explains. "They provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for students seeking the best possible balance between work and play that is synonymous with student life." 

Applications for Roscommon are now open via the Respublica website (www.respublica.co.za), with rooms ready for occupation from the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

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