£130m University of Hull accommodation plans approved

UPP is delighted to announce that plans for a £130-million student accommodation scheme at the University of Hull have received unanimous approval. The West Campus Residences Project will create more high-quality accommodation for students and contribute to the University’s commitment to offering the best student experience.

UPP will raise the required investment and handle the design, construction and operation of the project, of which the construction value is £80-million.

The West Campus Residences development will provide a further 1,462 students with a mix of high-quality room types and facilities to meet a growing demand for affordable on-campus accommodation and provide a greater choice of accommodation types to suit all budgets for both new and returning students.

UPP’s plans feature a range of single rooms and one bedroom apartments across nine blocks, within the scale and context of the campus and neighbouring buildings. Alongside the accommodation, an urban green and avenue will offer facilities on their doorstep, including a café, convenience store, laundry facilities and formal and informal outdoor areas.

Sean O’Shea, Group Chief Executive Officer at UPP said: “We are delighted to have supported the University of Hull’s plans to develop the West Campus Residences Project. This scheme will facilitate the University’s ambitious plans and have a positive impact on the wider community, both economically and culturally. We are firmly invested in our partnership with the University and will work together to contribute to the student experience.

“By investing further in exceptional infrastructure that enhances the distinctive features of the University’s campus and promotes sustainable living, the University will build on its market-leading position in terms of delivering the very best student experience.”

Construction on the West Campus Residences Project is scheduled to begin in May 2017 with work due to be completed by the end of 2019.