Big Student House is a small family run business, providing exceptional student accommodation in Brighton, Bristol and Bath. It was founded by its Directors, George Birtwell and Oliver Dorman. From living in the city for many years George and Oliver saw how poor housing was for sharers – badly managed, run down houses that were often dark and damp with the sitting room turned into a bedroom – and decided this was no good.
Our aims are to design and build the best possible accommodation for students and young professionals, while being sensitive to neighbours and the community. We love our houses in Brighton, Bristol and Bath, and our students just love to live in them! As a result, there is increasing pressure on the city’s housing supply from all sectors, and more and more people are choosing to live in shared houses, not just students but young professionals too. We recognise that housing more people can put pressure on local communities. It can change the way streets are used and it can create disturbances. However, we believe that with collaboration and proper management we can make it work.
High Quality: Properly designed high spec houses that tenants want to look after
Tenant Selection: Extremely careful tenant selection and regular contact
Management: Guarantors, course leaders and parents all on board to quickly tackle problems
Maintenance: Our own construction team keep houses in tip top condition
“The award recognised the quality of the design and development of the house we entered, something we are very proud of. Specifically, our work was praised for providing a feeling of space in the communal areas of the house, using built-in furniture throughout, the creation of bespoke artwork, and for having a homely but easily maintainable palette of colours that create a youthful atmosphere”