Our Story

Founded in 2012, Vita Group started as one man’s mission to revolutionise student accommodation in the U.K. Uninspired with characterless halls with no real attention to detail or focus on providing an environment for students to succeed, Mark wanted to re-address the balance, put the students first and give them the best start possible to ‘Begin Big.’ It started with Vita Student Liverpool.

Over the last decade Vita Group has redefined the rental market, reinvented student living and regenerated neighbourhoods, creating thriving communities and remarkable new places.

Now Vita Group has evolved into an intelligence driven platform creating tomorrow’s city living. It’s represented by four unique lifestyle brands, in 23 locations, across 13 cities and with residents from over 100 countries.

It’s urban living reimagined and it’s constantly evolving thanks to the insights and data being generated through the platform. They in-turn help to create new services, experiences, and communities. The mission: create environments in which people can flourish. A platform to thrive.

Timeline

2012
2012
Vita Student is born

Vita Student is born, targeting Liverpool for its first PBSA opening.
2012
Timeline 2013
2013
Vita Student opens first building

Vita Student Liverpool ‘The Chapel’ officially opens its doors to residents. A total of 68 beds.
2013
Timeline 2014
2014
Hello Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton & Exeter...

Vita Student has 980 beds under management with new openings in Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton and Exeter.
2014
Timeline 2015
2015
Over 1,500 beds in operation

Vita Student now has around 1,500 beds under management with new openings in Sheffield and Liverpool.
2015
Timeline 2016
2016
C'mon the Toon

Newcastle joins the Vita Student platform.
2016
Timeline 2017
2017
Scotland welcomes Vita

Glasgow joins the portfolio with over 4,000 beds now under management.
2017
Timeline 2018
2018
Circle Square opens

B10 at Circle Square opens, the first Vita building delivered as part of the masterplan. Other new residences launched in York, Southampton, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
2018
Timeline 2019
2019
Vita strikes £600m DWS deal

Landmark transaction with the sale of 3,198 beds to DWS for £600 million. First two international acquisitions in Barcelona, Spain.
2019
Timeline 2020
2020
Platform exceeds 6,000 beds

Vita Student opens its first building in Nottingham with over 6,000 beds under management.
2020
Timeline 2021
2021
Vita Living launches at Circle Square

Vita Living launches at Circle Square, Vita Group’s first BTR proposition. Vita Student Lewisham opens celebrating Vita’s first venture in the capital. Vita Group agrees £165m deal with Mapletree.
2021