Brighton University in £8.5m housing deal

A university has handed out an £8.5 million contract to build new student housing.

ISG has been awarded the contract to construct 147 sustainable student units on a brownfield site at the edge of the South Downs.

The contractor has been awarded phase two of the University of Brighton’s three-phase, £33 million Varley Park scheme, which involves the demolition of two existing 1960s student accommodation blocks and the construction of three replacements.

The work is due to finish in September 2013.

Following demolition of the existing buildings, ISG will construct Slope House 2, Slope House 3 and Hill House 3.

The new buildings have been sympathetically designed to complement their surroundings, with Slope House 2 and Slope House 3 incorporating green roofs, while Hill House 3 will have a hand-made clay tile roof.

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1:29pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Well done to the uni. Perhaps this weill help return some of the cities rented homes to the open market for families and offer students more modern and affordable rent.
With the cost of fees, unis will have to offer accommodation/course packages.
Well done to the uni. Perhaps this weill help return some of the cities rented homes to the open market for families and offer students more modern and affordable rent. With the cost of fees, unis will have to offer accommodation/course packages. Maxwell's Ghost

2:23pm Sat 1 Dec 12

RottingdeanRant says...

Given the price the uni charges for their accommodation I doubt it will make much of a different. Moreover, I am always amazed at how much the uni has been allowed to expand!
Given the price the uni charges for their accommodation I doubt it will make much of a different. Moreover, I am always amazed at how much the uni has been allowed to expand! RottingdeanRant

10:38pm Sat 1 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

RottingdeanRant the number applying to uni have dropped dramatically and there is a cultural change among young people about attending uni.
The colleges will be forced by market forces to react with a cheaper and better product.
RottingdeanRant the number applying to uni have dropped dramatically and there is a cultural change among young people about attending uni. The colleges will be forced by market forces to react with a cheaper and better product. Maxwell's Ghost

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