Anglo has primarily focused on the US market and hopes the expansion will attract further US business at postgraduate and alumni level, as well as undergraduates from other regions such as the Gulf and Asia.
“[London] can be overwhelming…and we want to create an environment for students to feel at ease”
“Over the last three years, we have expanded the numbers on our academic and internship programs, therefore, requiring further space provision on top of our Russell Square location,” said CEO of Anglo Educational Services, Steve Lowy.
“With the growth in the business, it has required more staffing and therefore we consolidated our office space from two places to all here at Richbell House.”
The new building at Richbell House in Holborn features rooms for private conversations and new lounges for students to socialise to ensure the mental wellbeing of its students.
“It is not about the following the trend, but really making sure that we provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to learn and live in London,” Lowy said.
“[London] can be overwhelming at the best of times, and we want to create an environment for students to feel at ease wherever they are from,” he added.
The centre also has classrooms and meeting rooms – adding to the organisation’s Monticello House offering at Russell Square – as well as a dedicated “champions room” for students on educational tours for sports groups.
Lowy explained that Anglo Educational Services is expanding into sports, with a partnership in Manchester with UA92.
The expansion is also “through the demand we have seen from US institutions and something that a number of us are passionate about in the organisation”, Lowy added.
“From April onwards, we will have a dedicated resource focusing on growing short term and semester-length programmes around the Sports theme.
“The UK has so much to offer from a sports perspective, it is somewhere that I think is great for young people to learn about all things from sports business, to media and even kinesiology,” he noted.
Former MP Luciana Berger will give a Keynote Lecture on ‘Politics after Brexit’ at the official opening of Richbell House on March 19.