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Accommodation & Estates Developments

Latest News and Updates

Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates as we develop a world-class estate.

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Investing in a state-of-the-art sports facility

Work has begun on a major new sports and wellbeing facility at the University’s Maiden Castle site in the south west of the City in North East England.

(2 Aug 2018) » More about Investing in a state-of-the-art sports facility


Public Consultation to take place for three estates projects

Durham University and Durham County Council are holding a joint public consultation event on three estate projects proposed for Durham City

(10 Apr 2018) » More about Public Consultation to take place for three estates projects


Additional study space provision in the Bill Bryson Library

Phase 1 of the project to provide additional study spaces in the Bill Bryson Library will commence on Tuesday 3 April and last for three consecutive days with new furniture being placed on level 3 and level 4 of the Library. The current furniture will be relocated, creating an additional 100 study spaces within the Library, over the Easter vacation. These additional 100 study spaces are to be ready for the start of Easter term.

(26 Mar 2018)


Keep an eye on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Staff, students and visitors can now get a first-hand perspective on progress on the construction of the new Centre for Teaching and Learning at Lower Mountjoy. Porthole-style viewing windows have been added to the hoardings facing onto South Road. Keep up to date with the project here.

(2 Mar 2018)


Major work to expand popular sports complex set to begin

Work to further enhance popular complex is set to begin within weeks.

Durham University is making a £35 million investment in its sports facilities, for both student and community use.

(6 Feb 2018) » More about Major work to expand popular sports complex set to begin


Progress on site at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Work is well under way on site for the Centre for Teaching and Learning. View the latest photographs from the Lower Mountjoy site here

(1 Feb 2018)


St Mary's College footpath diversion

The pedestrian route between St Mary’s College and South Road has been diverted to allow construction of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. Pedestrians are currently advised to use Quarry Heads Lane. From Monday 15 January, an alternative route will be available, past the Fergusson Building and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham.

(10 Jan 2018)


Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities

Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.

(2 Jan 2018) » More about Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities


Work begins on innovative education hub

Construction has begun of a new hub for educational innovation at Durham University.

(15 Dec 2017) » More about Work begins on innovative education hub


Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation events

Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Forum (NPF) are an officially-sanctioned group of volunteers who live or work in Durham City and they are creating a Neighbourhood Plan for Durham City Centre. The plan will establish the general planning policies for the development and use of land in the City for the next 15 years, within a framework set down by the adopted Local Plan of Durham County Council, and has been developed from the views of the local community.

(17 Nov 2017) » More about Neighbourhood Plan Public Consultation events


Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project

An artist's impression of the view towards The Hub

Durham University has begun consultation on its proposed development for the Mount Oswald site, Durham City. 

(11 Oct 2017) » More about Consultation begins on Mount Oswald project


Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project

Durham University is holding a public consultation on proposals to develop the Mount Oswald site, Durham City. 

(2 Oct 2017) » More about Consultation on £85 million Mount Oswald project


Exciting year of change ahead

Jane Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, looks ahead to the new academic year. 

(2 Oct 2017) » More about Exciting year of change ahead


New first-class home for Ustinov College

An early pillar of Durham’s ambitious University Strategy, 2017-2027 has been delivered successfully, with the opening of Sheraton Park as a new home for Ustinov College.

(27 Sep 2017) » More about New first-class home for Ustinov College


Work to begin on education hub

Work to create a hub for educational innovation at Durham University will begin later this year. 

(25 Sep 2017) » More about Work to begin on education hub


Redevelopment to begin at popular sports complex

Work to enhance Durham University sports facilities already used by more than 2,000 residents of North East England each week is to begin.

(13 Jul 2017) » More about Redevelopment to begin at popular sports complex


Ten-year Strategy to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience

Durham University has launched a new ten-year Strategy which will ensure it continues to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience.

(23 May 2017) » More about Ten-year Strategy to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience