WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS?
No Wonder Students Prefer HMOs

Whilst focusing on problems with the poor/unacceptable standard of student housing, as illustrated by the award by the Building Design magazine of its Carbuncle Cup to a University College London (UCL) student accommodation development, an article by Oliver Wainwright (theguardian.com, Thursday, 29 August 2013) also highlights a number of issues with wider relevance to students, their parents, other residents, universities, and local planning authorities.

The article is reproduced here:

'Prison-Like' Student Housing Wins Carbuncle Cup For Worst Building