Students at the Durham University will benefit from a £26m investment in new sustainable accommodation, which has been designed to reduce consumption of energy and water.
Neville’s Cross Student accommodation will be delivered by community regeneration and construction specialist, Keepmoat on behalf of County Properties Ltd, with funding arranged by Glasgow-based Maven Capital Partners. The site is based on the edge of the Durham Conservation area and is named after the battle of Neville’s Cross, which took place in the area in 1346.
Keepmoat has been appointed to construct 274 high quality en-suite studio bedrooms across six attractive blocks and has been designed to reach Outstanding rating under Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM), which would make it one of the most sustainable student campuses in The UK.
Lee Francis, Area Director for Keepmoat in the North East, said: “This new project is a major feat for Keepmoat. We have delivered extensive schemes across the North East, including new build homes, properties for older people and those with care needs; as well as new build and refurbishment work on public buildings.”
“We have continued to expand into new markets and are delighted to be working in partnership with County Properties and Maven not only to widen the housing options for students within the region, but also to offer a sustainable product that will benefit the wider the community,” continued Lee. “We will be utilising a number of construction methods, including off-site manufactured bathroom pods, which will minimise disruption locally; and a number of employment and training opportunities will also arise throughout the duration of the build process.”
For more information regarding Keepmoat, please visit keepmoat.com.