GCP Student Living plc

Annual report 2020

GCP Student Living plc is the first UK Real Estate Investment Trust to exclusively invest in student accommodation assets. With 80% of their assets in and around London, they’ve recently expanded into Bristol and Brighton, which have a similar supply/demand imbalance.

In the macro environment of uncertainty, we wanted to showcase the inarguable attributes of the portfolio: the elevated specification, locations within minutes of the world’s leading universities, and the proven appeal to students globally. The report offered an opportunity to embrace and demonstrate stakeholder engagement and section 172 requirements in the wake of the uncertainty – and the COVID-19 response feature page is key to both messaging and design, commanding readers’ attention.

User-friendly navigation, playful iconography, immersive maps and bold, full-bleed imagery help to make the information both digestible and engaging. The report’s bespoke size, premium paper and design-led style make it a report of both style and substance which has garnered recognition from several sustainability, best-practice and design awarding bodies.


International Design Awards 2020
Silver Award

Previous awards

EPRA sBPR Awards 2020
Silver Award

EPRA BPR Awards 2020
Gold Award, Most Improved Award

IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2020
Nominated for Best Annual Report

AIC Shareholder Communication Awards 2020
Highly Commended

Corporate and Financial Awards
Best Printed Report 2019 (Gold Winner)

International Annual Report Design Awards (IADA)
Annual Report 2019 (Gold Winner)

International Design Awards
Best Annual Report 2018 (Gold Winner)

Corporate and Financial Awards
Best Printed Report 2018 (Bronze Winner)

IR Magazine Awards
Best Financial Reporting 2018 (shortlisted)

AIC Shareholder Communication Awards
Best Report and Accounts (Specialist) 2017 (Joint Winners)