The University of Surrey Begins Huge New Student Accommodation Project

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Work has now begun on a new accommodation development at the University of Surrey's new Manor Park Campus student village.

The new scheme forms part of the university's £75 million student village redevelopment plans. After breaking ground this week, the first 500 rooms are scheduled to be delivered by September 2018, bringing the number of student beds at Manor Park up to 3,000. By 2020 this number is scheduled to rise to 4,000 with the completion of the project, bringing the university in line with the upper limit of its planning permission.

Chief Operating Officer at the University of Surrey, David Sharkey, has said of the development; "Our students are badly affected by the lack of reasonable quality, affordable accommodation in the town. We are therefore particularly pleased to make this further investment in new student accommodation, and are looking forward both to welcoming the first students into that accommodation in September 2018 and to completing the further phases."

Including the money invested in current works, the University of Surrey have invested £150 in accommodation since 2005.