New Student Accommodation for York University
GRAHAM has won a £113 million contract for the construction of a new 1,400 bed student accommodation project for the University of York. The main contractor will complete the first phase residential expansion of the Heslington East Campus, which involves the development of high-specification student living and communal space.
“This is another fantastic win for GRAHAM and builds on our strong pipeline of projects in the region following the opening of our Leeds office in 2017,” said Michael Graham, Group Executive Chairman.
“We are committed to providing outstanding student accommodation and the 1400 units delivered across the first phase of this project will bring our total output in the sector to more than 10,000 in the past five years,” he continued.
Construction work is scheduled to start in January 2019, with the project expected to be completed in two years. After the first phase an addition 800 bed unit will be developed as part of Phase 2.
The scheme is hoped to act as a stimulus for the University of York’s student recruitment strategy, while meeting the accommodation demands of an expanding global student body. “We look forward to developing this fantastic scheme and the positive impact it will have on the local community, creating opportunities for work and engagement with local businesses as we construct a high-class development that reflects York’s strong heritage,” said Michael.
The project will utilise a state-of-the-art offsite manufacturing facility located in Byley, South Manchester.
GRAHAM is a privately owned company with an impressive history built on integrity and responsibility. It became a private limited company in 1955 and 30 years after it set foot in England. Since then, it has grown steadily and significantly, becoming a leading player in all areas of construction throughout the UK and Ireland. GRAHAM now operates from 23 regional offices in the UK and Ireland.