The University has worked with Uliving and Equitix on all three phases of its accommodation expansion project. The first phase, The Meadows, opened in the academic year 2013-14, with The Copse following in 2018-19. The third phase, The Pastures, will complement the existing portfolio of student accommodation, providing more than 1,200 new bedrooms, and is due for completion for the academic year 2023-24.
Judges praised the partnership, describing it as an “excellent example of a more mature partnership that continues to provide quality accommodation for students.”
It was highlighted how the partnership had managed to successfully fund this third phase of plans during a Covid year. All parties, including Building and Facilities Management contractors, were invited to openly discuss and solve problems posed by the pandemic.
Chris said they are all now looking forward to completing the construction of the third phase.
“With two phases already delivered, we are delighted to further grow our partnership on a third student accommodation project, which will be crucial in meeting the increased demand we are seeing from the growth in student numbers.
“The Pastures will be a fabulous home to our students, with a range of accommodation types to meet a range of needs.”