Portswood House Southampton

Investment overview

Completed in 2018, Vita Student Portswood House is the brand’s second Southampton development, following the successful completion of Richmond House in 2014. With 26 operational residences in the UK and Europe, Vita Student is now a brand demanded by some of Europe’s biggest institutions. As a result, Vita Student is now exclusively sold to institutional investors and sits within Vita Group as a separate entity.

Vita Student raises the benchmark in Southampton for quality purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), and is in the heart of Portswood – the city’s most popular student area. Just a 10-minute walk to the University of Southampton, Portswood House has been in incredibly high demand since its completion in September 2018. Combining all the qualities that have established the Vita Student brand as the UK’s most successful student property investment, Portswood House quickly reaches full occupancy each academic year.

Property features and amenities

435 purpose-built apartments
Located in Southampton city centre
10-minute walk to the University of Southampton
State-of-the-art gymnasium
Private study rooms
Cinema and games rooms
Luxury co-working space
Integrated kitchens
Exclusive resident events
Luxury communal facilities
Bright, modern apartments
24-7 concierge

Location overview

Vita Student Portswood location

A Russell Group university city on the south coast of England, Southampton is well known for its thriving student community.

As the closest neighbourhood to the University of Southampton, Portswood is the city’s most popular student area and just a 10-minute walk to campus. Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Itchen, this ideal location puts Southampton’s most popular amenities on student’s doorsteps.

Rapid growth of Southampton’s student population in the 1950s led to a massive expansion of the Highfield campus, and they began to innovate on a national and global level in a number of areas.

Southampton has a rich maritime heritage and is one of the most important ports in the UK. With a focus on water sports, sailing and ocean racing, Southampton is also the major port for cruise ships and was one of the 4 shortlisted locations for the 2025 UK City of Culture.

Southampton is a popular student city in the UK, offering excellent investment opportunities for those looking to invest in student property. The city has been a popular destination for students from all over the world due to its vibrant culture and diverse range of educational institutions. Southampton’s housing market has seen strong growth in recent years, with prices continuing to rise year-on-year.

Visit the Vita Student brand page to learn more about the brand and enquire about secondary market investment opportunities with the UK’s leading student property brand. 

Southampton is an attractive city for people looking to call it home. It has a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant mix of leisure activities, from shopping and nightlife to performing arts, historical sites, parks and outdoor activities. The city boasts an extensive selection of shops and restaurants as well as excellent transport links with London and the rest of the south coast, making it a popular choice for students and graduates. 

Southampton is well connected by a variety of transport links, making it easy to get around the city. The most popular transport methods are buses and trains. Southampton Central Station has frequent services operated by South Western Railway and Great Western Railway, which run to various destinations in the UK including London Waterloo, Winchester, Bournemouth and Portsmouth. There are also five Park and Ride locations around the city offering convenient access to bus services.

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