Gilbane Opens 538-Bed Student Housing Community to Serve University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

CHAMPAIGN, IL - Octave, a brand-new, fully furnished apartment community designed for students attending The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), recently completed on-time construction and opened its doors to its first residents. The community is comprised of 2 buildings and features 538 beds of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom student apartments.

All fully-furnished units at Octave include private bathrooms for each bedroom, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer/dryers, simulated wood flooring, and 50” flat-screen TVs. 

Residents enjoy a best-in-class amenity package including a heated pool with outdoor kitchen, fitness center, business center, game room, clubhouse/lounge, game room/pool tables, fire pit, individual and group study rooms, and coffee bar. Covered parking is available for residents and bike storage is provided. Pets are welcome.

Octave opened to positive reviews from residents. “Bright rooms, great amenities, comfortable furniture, luxurious living,” noted Damian. “Not much more I could ask for in a college apartment. Great location, especially for engineering students.” Sean said “Absolutely amazing so far! Staff was great and very helpful with moving in. Also, I love all the amazing spaces for hanging out and getting work done. I'm so glad I chose this apartment building to live in!”

“We’re proud of the on-time delivery of Octave, and are happy to hear that our first residents experienced a smooth move-in process and are settling into their new home,” noted Russell Broderick, senior vice president for Gilbane Development Company. “With an ideal location just 2 blocks from campus, amenities designed specifically for UIUC students, and a wonderful property management staff to assist new residents, we look forward to watching the sense of community continue to build and grow.”

Octave is professionally managed by Asset Living, with a robust community life program, roommate matching services, and individual, by-the-bed leases.