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Accommodation & Estates Developments

Mount Oswald

Status: In Planning

Work due to begin: Summer 2018

Work due to be completed: September 2020

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 college will be developed at Mount Oswald, totalling 1,000 student bed space, to be ready for 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 launderette, faith room and administrative space, and a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

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