Salford Uni seeks developer for student homes

Salford University has published a tender for a construction contract for student halls of residence to be built overlooking Peel Park.

Last month, the university secured outline planning approval for up to 2,100 new bedrooms including under croft car parking to be built at its Peel Park campus.

The first phase will comprise of approximately 1,300 bedrooms and is replacing existing accommodation at Castle Irwell. The university added it wishes to retain flexibility in terms of the timing of phase two as this accommodation delivery is interlinked with a proposed development of new sports facilities.

The university anticipates granting a leasehold interest of up to 60 years and is seeking to retain a reversionary interest on a 15.8-acre site.

The £30m development is part of the first phase of a £75m masterplan by Salford University.

Work has already started on a refurbishment of the university's Chapman Building, while planning permission was granted in August for a £38m arts building which will have performance and exhibition spaces for students and the community.

Salford University said it hopes to obtain BREEAM accreditation for the new buildings.

Interested companies have until 28 October to request pre-qualification questionnaires and memorandum of information documents, with deadline for submitting tenders set at 12pm on Monday 31 October.

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