Ocon starts 710-bed Liverpool halls

Manchester-based student accommodation builder, Ocon Construction, is on site with a £45m hall of residence for Liverpool University.

Vine Court will add 710 en-suite study bedrooms and a 250-seat restaurant to the university's estate, taking the number of student rooms offered by the university to above the 4,000 mark for the first time.

The scheme, on Chatham Street in the south-west corner of the campus, was designed by architects Stride Treglown and will be made up of a mix of studio apartments, two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom duplex 'loft' apartments.

The development will vary between five and nine storeys and is on the site of a former car park.

The construction programme will run until June 2012 to be ready for the new intake of students for the 2012/2013 academic year.

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