Salford Uni £81m campus hits milestone

Graham Construction has topped out at the University of Salford's £81m Peel Park student campus, with the steel frameworks for nine blocks now in place.

The facility, which will create 1,350 new bed spaces, is spread across two separate sites in blocks ranging from five to nine storeys.

Graham Construction started on site in November 2013 as part of the Salford Villages Consortium, which includes Graham Investment Projects, Campus Living Villages, Equitix and Kier Project Investment, which have jointly invested and developed the scheme with the project finance provided by Standard Life Investments.

The campus is expected to open to students in September 2015.

Michael Graham, executive chairman of Graham, said: "This is a significant development and our teams have worked hard, alongside all project partners, to ensure this initial phase was completed ahead of schedule. This is a great achievement for both the site teams and also the stakeholder partners, demonstrating that a collaborative approach can work wonders.

"The site is really taking shape now and will deliver an outstanding new facility to the University of Salford when it is completed next year."

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