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
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.