University plans 1,000 new beds

Liverpool University is to demolish its veterinary science building in the city centre and build three student accommodation blocks.

The site is off Brownlow Hill in the main university area and will become home to 1,051 self-catered, undergraduate student bedrooms, according to the tender brief published on Friday. The plot is next to the mainline rail cutting serving Liverpool Lime Street station and the university's primary electricity substation.

The university is advertising for a main contractor to demolish the current veterinary science block and design and build the new multi-storey blocks. The contractor will be responsible for completing the design, securing planning approval and securing full discharge of all reserved matters.

The development is the latest in Liverpool University's major accommodation renewal programme. Ocon Construction is currently on site with Vine Court, adding 710 en-suite study bedrooms on Chatham Street in the south-west corner of the campus, designed by architects Stride Treglown.

No value for the new work was given. No one from the university's procurement department was available for comment.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 22 August.

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good luck with negotiating the railway tunnel underneath! which im sure/not sure exists.

By Bob Dawson

Well done to Stride Treglown – looks like a fantastic scheme !! good to see an architect firm with flare.

By Andrew Davis

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