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Carillion Chosen for 1,122-bed Manchester Student Village Project

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The University of Manchester has selected Carillion as the preferred bidder for phase 1 of its Fallowfield student village project.

The University was forced back to the drawing board after its original plans resulted in tenders being proposed that were way over budget for the 3,000-bed student village.

The scheme represents one of the University's largest planned projects in its 10-year building programme and is to be built in three phases over several years.

Carillion will now design and build phase one which is estimated to cost around £75m.

The project will consist of 1,122 bedrooms split across eight student accommodation blocks, together with an energy centre, student amenity hub and associated landscaping provision.

The four storey cluster blocks will consist predominantly of 10 bedrooms and a kitchen area on each floor.

Carillion will develop the final design and construction proposals before signing the contract. Construction of the scheme is due to start in August and is expected to be complete in the summer of 2019.