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Accommodation & Estates Developments

Mount Oswald

Status: In Planning

Work due to begin: March 2018

Work due to be completed: September 2019

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: Jane Robinson

Operational lead: Dave Hunt

More information:

As part of the Durham University Strategy, 2017-2027, academic programmes and colleges will be relocated from Queen’s Campus in Stockton to Durham City, student numbers will grow to a maximum of 21,500 by 2027 and 50% of students will live in collegiate accommodation.

To help meet these objectives, space for John Snow College and a new 17th college will be developed at Mount Oswald, totalling 1,000 student bed space, to be ready for 2019/20,

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 launderette, faith room and administrative space, and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The University consulted on the proposals during October 2017. Further details on the proposals that were subject to consultation is available on these pages. Comments can still be made here.

A planning application has been submitted to the local authority and a statutory consultation process has begun. For more information, click here and enter the reference DM/17/03433/RM, or for the Multi-Use Games Area DM/17/03465/FPA.