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Early works start on West Slope of campus

The area on the West Slope for potential redevelopment includes Park Village and some of the Park Houses (Kulukundis House, Lancaster House, Kent House and York House).

Early works have begun to enable the potential redevelopment of student residences on the West Slope of campus.

The area proposed for redevelopment includes Park Village and some of the Park Houses (Kulukundis House, Lancaster House, Kent House and York House).

Francine Hill, Deputy Director of Estates (Capital & Development), says: “As well as the major building development currently under way to create a new student village on the East Slope, we are also planning to add to the range of housing on campus by developing the West Slope area.

“If our planning application is successful, this will involve replacing Park Village and some of the Park Houses. We plan to start construction in autumn 2020.

“To make sure that our designs are going to work, we need to carry out ground investigations to determine the structure and stability of the ground on the West Slope.”

These works involve digging a series of bore holes and trenches in some accommodation areas. Although some noise is unavoidable, contractors will keep disruption to the minimum possible.

All affected student residents have been informed and they will be updated as appropriate until the site investigations are finished. The works are scheduled for completion by the end of December.

If this redevelopment goes ahead, the University will take advantage of external financing so that investment from surplus can focus on other areas of the estate as well as on teaching, research and the student experience.


Posted on behalf of: Estates
Last updated: Friday, 8 November 2019

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