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New Schemes Completes for UCLan

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Burnley Barnfield, a joint venture between Burnley Council and Barnfield Investment Properties, has completed a 136-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme on behalf of The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Delivered by Barnfield Construction, the scheme has been built to meet the demand from UCLan's Burnley Campus, where student numbers are expected to increase to 4,000 by 2025.

The development contains 136 en-suite bedrooms split across 29 cluster flats. The scheme also comes equipped with a student hub, study room, cinema room, and laundry facilities.

Kate Ingram, strategic head of economy and growth at Burnley Borough Council, said: "To have delivered this building in such a short time frame and in such difficult circumstances is extraordinary. It is the first purpose-built student accommodation in the town, and we have deliberately set the bar high and I'm pleased with the results. We have created a great student experience whilst respecting the historic canal-side setting."

Michael Ahern, chief information and infrastructure officer at UCLan, added: "It's a really exciting day in the development of the University of Central Lancashire's Burnley campus. This fantastic new accommodation facility is essential for building a university town which will attract a new generation of talent and enable us to recruit nationally and internationally."