The University of Manchester has selected Carillion as the preferred bidder to design and build Phase one of its new Fallowfield Student Residences project, which has an estimated construction cost of £75 million.
The University is significantly enhancing the student experience by re-planning and upgrading its Fallowfield Campus to provide a wide range of accommodation, study and support services. . Carillion will use its sector-leading position in delivering sustainable solutions to design and build the residences, which minimise environmental impacts while creating positive outcomes that support the University’s objectives of promoting the health and wellbeing of students and a strong sense of community.
Phase one consists of 1,122 Cluster-Flat Study Bedrooms arranged in eight accommodation blocks together with an energy centre, student amenity hub and associated landscaping provision. The Cluster Blocks are typically four-storey residential units in various configurations, typically comprising ten bedrooms and a kitchen area on each floor. Carillion will develop final design and construction proposals, ahead of contract signature and start of construction planned for August of this year, with completion scheduled for Summer 2019.
In welcoming the appointment, Carillion chief executive, Richard Howson, said: “Being selected for this project reflects our reputation for delivering to high-standards of quality and Health and Safety and our ability to design and deliver sustainable solutions for our customers. We look forward to working with the University to deliver Phase one of the Fallowfield Student Residences project to support its objective of providing an excellent student experience”.
Diana Hampson, director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester said: “We are pleased to be working with Carillion on this project, which will offer our students the kind of quality accommodation and support services they would expect of a prestigious university like Manchester.”