College & University Properties

Properties Suitable for Colleges & Universities for Sale or to Let

Bernard Gordon & Co have a unique understanding of the college and university property market, with many years of experience in the sector. Formerly falling within use class D1, Colleges and Universities now fall within use class F1. We understand the need and demand for commercial premises that cater to the needs of their students, whether for higher education, further education, centres for education, or other uses. We have assisted many colleges and universities in finding sites over the years, be it a university looking to open a campus within London, a college looking to expand, or a university seeking larger accommodation. We understand the specific requirements of the market, and our database and network host a range of applicants and clients, all with the same end goal.

We have a selection of properties suitable for colleges & universities available to rent and buy. Please visit our listings below and use the filters to sort properties for sale or to let.

Buying & Renting Premises Suitable for Colleges & Universities

Bernard Gordon & Co has decades of experience working in this sector. We believe you will be hard pushed to find an agency in London & the South East with more experience, extensive knowledge, or expertise in this marketplace.
Having worked in this sector of the market for many years we have witnessed the highs and lows of securing the right property, funding issues, the problems arising from Brexit for international students, and the difficulties of having to hold classes from home during the pandemic.
The market is still very active, and we understand the problems associated with securing appropriate commercial premises and the specific requirements to ensure their suitability. We understand requirements where specific numbers of students are proposed, classroom sizes, breakaway space, offices, reception, smaller tuition rooms, etc. Finally we also appreciate the need for students to be able to access the site easily and that public transport is for the most part key, especially within London and other larger cities.

If you are looking for a site/premises, or looking to dispose of a site or property, please call us and let us share our knowledge and experience.

How We Can Help

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss further; we specialise in:

  • Disposals by way of lease or sale of freehold or long leasehold interest of D1/F1 properties suitable for colleges and universities
  • Purchasing freeholds and long leaseholds of properties suitable for colleges and universities
  • Rentals on new leases for properties suitable for colleges and universities
  • Guidance on opportunities that require planning permission, and working with various suppliers to ensure the correct advice is given from the right source

Expert D1/E Commercial Property Assistance

  • We offer guidance on likely rental levels achievable should a property come to market suitable for D1/F1 use
  • We offer guidance on likely sale levels achievable should a property come to market suitable for D1/F1 use
  • We can advise on the process of renting or selling a property from start to finish, offering advice, guidance, and recommendations along the way
  • We can offer guidance in suitable properties, planning implications, lease terms, negotiating, etc.
  • We can provide an up-to-date guide on market trends should you need a better understanding of the market

Please contact us for further assistance with your college and university property search; we are always delighted to help.

At Bernard Gordon, we don’t just offer college/university properties for sale or to lease. We are experts across the commercial property market. Browse our other properties available for sale and to let:

Property Use Class E
Property Use Class F1
Property Use F2 & Specialist Uses
Day Nursery
Health & Medical
Fitness Studio
Primary/Secondary School
SEND School
Tuition & Training

Ben Wallis


For more information on college/university sites for sale, contact us today!