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Wates Construction Appointed for Three Sites

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Wates Construction has been nominated to build three student accommodation projects that are estimated to be worth a combined £130 million.

The contracts cover three Vita Student schemes located in Manchester, Newcastle and York, all of which are due for completion in September 2017.

The largest of the sites, worth £60.2m, is for the construction of a 748-bed development at Manchester's Circle Square on Oxford Road, which used to house the BBC.

The second contract, valued at £47.7m is for the development of the Vita Student Village in York. The purpose-built student accommodation will be able to accommodate 659 students across 15 three and four-storey buildings on a 6.3-acre site.

The final site consists of 331 beds. The £23.8m development of Vita Student's Newcastle site will create a 10-storey block located at Strawberry Place near St James' Park.

Select Property Group chief commercial officer Marks Oakes said: "We are a rapidly expanding business with over 4,500 units currently in development in the North of England across our Vita Student, CitySuites and Affinity Living brands.

"At a significant time of growth, it's important for us to build long-lasting strategic partnerships with industry partners that we are confident can deliver on time and budget and share our commitment to produce exceptional, quality buildings that our customers want to live in."