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
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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