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New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!

(6 June 2019)

We’re making major investments in our facilities so that, as a Durham student, you get an experience to rival anywhere in the world.

As part of this, it’s inspiring to see two new Colleges quickly taking shape, ready for 2020.

What’s being built?

A new home for our John Snow College, plus a brand new South College.

Snow will have a traditional feel, while South will be more contemporary.

Both will be at the Mount Oswald site, which is close to existing Departments and Colleges and has good transport links to Durham city centre.

Also at Mount Oswald there will be a University Hub building, where students will hold formal dining and events, a gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette and a faith room. Plus, there will be a dedicated Multi-Use Games Area. 

When will it be ready?

Builders started work on site in summer 2018, and the first of two blocks of townhouse-style accommodation at the new John Snow College has now reached its full height.

All the new facilities will be ready for the 2020/21 academic year. Maybe you could be among the first to live there?