Stirling University commences work on student residences overhaul
August 1 2012
The University of Stirling has got the ball rolling on the largest capital project since its foundation in the late sixties with a ground breaking ceremony at its Stirling campus.
It follows signing of an £11m contract with Graham Construction to build the first phase of a three stage overhaul of residential accommodation that will include 80 flats, 22 studio apartments, 11 nine-bed townhouses and nine flats for families.Designed by Lewis & Hickey these will replace existing sub-standard rooms to better meet the expectations of today’s students, offering study bedrooms, kitchens with dining spaces, social spaces and better connections to the surrounding landscape.
Page\Park acted as campus masterplanners.
Karen Plouviez, Director of Estates & Campus Services, said: “The redevelopment of 40% of the existing accommodation is tremendously exciting in terms of further enhancing the University’s appeal to students, and the commercial conference and events business that is so important to our financial sustainability.”
The project will ultimately provide 788 bedrooms spread across four locations when work completes in 2015.
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