Galliford Try appointed to complete student accommodation

Galliford Try appointed to complete student accommodation

Work is due to start at Newcastle University’s largest student accommodation site following the appointment of Galliford Try to complete the work.

The new Park View Student Village accommodation scheme, will see the demolition of outdated student accommodation replaced with the high quality facilities today’s students need and expect.

Newcastle University announced today it has chosen Galliford Try plc, a FTSE 250 company, as the principal contractor for the new £75m student Village.

The project replaces the existing 1970s buildings in Richardson Road with six new blocks providing almost 1,300 ensuite bedrooms for future students.

Demolition of the existing flats will start this summer, with students moving in from September 2018, the project will also create associated infrastructure including a new energy centre for the village.

Paul Bandeen, head of residences at Newcastle University, said: “We are delighted to be working with Galliford Try to design and deliver the new Park View Student Village accommodation scheme which will see the demolition of outdated student accommodation replaced with the high quality facilities today’s students need and expect.”

Peter Truscott, chief executive of Galliford Try, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Newcastle University to deliver such a significant scheme.

“Higher education is a key sector for us and our success here in being selected for these contracts is a reflection of the capability we have demonstrated in producing high-quality accommodation and housing for a range of clients across the country.”