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Durham University

Accommodation & Estates Developments

Mount Oswald project

John Snow College

The Mount Oswald site includes a new home for John Snow College and our brand-new South College, both of which welcomed their first students from September 2020.

Together, the two colleges offer purpose-built, self-catering accommodation for 1,000 students.

Each college has a unique look and feel with its own common room, support offices and café bar.

South College

The Mount Oswald site also has a Hub with a large events hall with capacity to seat 300 people, gym, music practice rooms, a launderette, faith/quiet room, yoga/dance studio, performance practice space and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

Status: Completed, for 2020/21 academic year

Work began: Summer 2018

Construction cost: £80 million

Partners: Interserve, Campus Living Villages, Equitix

Brief: Develop two colleges with a total of 1,000 student bed spaces at Mount Oswald

Project sponsor: Jeremy Cook

Operational lead: Lydia Scarth

Welcome to Mount Oswald

Welcome to Mount Oswald

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A fly through our Mount Oswald site, newly completed for the 2020/21 academic year and home to John Snow College and South College.

View our gallery of John Snow College and South College