Areas and Places

Cape Town’s newest student residence to launch in early 2019

An artist's impression of Roscommon.
An artist's impression of Roscommon.

Respublica and Redefine will introduce Cape Town’s newest residence, Roscommon in January 2019.

Situated in Claremont (opposite Cavendish Square), the residence will welcome undergrad and post-grad students in a variety of accommodation options that have been purpose-built for different affordability and personal needs.

CEO of Respublica, Craig McMurray comments:

Roscommon House is Respublica’s first venture into the Cape Town student accommodation market, which is under-resourced and over-subscribed … 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.”

Students studying in Cape Town and choosing Roscommon as their residence, can choose from studio apartments, single and shared rooms, 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.

Roscommon will include numerous recreation and relaxation spaces, a gym, computer centre and study spaces, catering to the students’ various studying, social and lifestyle needs.

The residence also includes communal kitchens and dining areas, providing students with all of the facilities needed to prepare meals. 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 Roscommon’s all-inclusive rental fee includes unlimited access to these facilities, free WiFi, parking, laundry facilities and weekly bedroom cleaning services.

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.”