Source for students

Source for Business, one of the trading brands of Pennon Water Services, has won a £4.5m contract to supply water and wastewater services to Unite Students, the UK’s largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. Unite provides accommodation to around 50,000 students in more than 140 properties across 28 university cities in England and Scotland.

The deal, brokered by consultant Ignite Energy, includes Source for Business and Unite collaborating on consumption reduction, including through communicating with students about their water usage. As part of the tendering process, the water retailer audited one of Unite’s sites in London and suggested ways of achieving cost savings across its property portfolio.