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Accommodation & Estates Developments

Mount Oswald

Status: Under construction

Work due to begin: Summer 2018

Work due to be completed: Hub building and Multi-Use Games Area, autumn 2019; student accommodation, summer 2020

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

Operational lead: Dave Hunt

More information:

As part of the Durham University Strategy, 2017-2027, academic programmes and Colleges have been relocated from Queen’s Campus in Stockton to Durham City, student numbers are growing to a maximum of 21,500 by 2027 and more students will live in Collegiate accommodation.

To help meet these objectives, a new home for John Snow College and a brand new College are being developed at Mount Oswald, totalling 1,000 student bed space, to be ready for use at the start of the academic year 2020/21.

The facilities will be self-catering, with a mix of en-suite rooms, shared bathrooms, cluster flats and townhouses.

There will also be a Hub, with an events hall, gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette and a faith room, and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

Planning permission was granted by Durham County Council in January 2018 and work began on site in summer 2018.

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Mount Oswald Project

Mount Oswald Project

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This video shows the start of the construction process of building a new college at Durham University. This footage was taken in September 2018.