Bristol University Needs Builder for £15m Phase 1 Student Housing

Tuesday, 26th February 2013
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The University of the West of England is going ahead with plans to build 1,200 student flats next to its main Frenchay campus in Bristol. The £36m building programme is being divided into three phases of about 400 rooms stretching over the next five years. A contractor is now needed for the £15m first phase to design and construct townhouse style buildings of three to four storeys. Each house will accommodate up to 8-12 bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

     

At tender, the design with be at RIBA stage B and the selected contractor will be responsible for obtaining full planning permission. UWE Bristol bought 70 acres of land from its neighbour Hewlett-Packard three years ago with the aim of creating one of the most modern university campuses in the UK. Its proposed development will offer a variety of accommodation from town house, dormitory and studio-style designs. Some of the accommodation is being designed for housing should the student market diminish.

     

Firms have until the end of March to complete the prequalification process with a contract expected to be signed in July. A PQQ can be downloaded from the web portal. Contact Helen Baker: tel 011732 82239 for further details.