Contractor lined up to build 1,122 student bedrooms

Carillion has been chosen as preferred bidder for a £75m student accommodation project for the University of Manchester.

The contractor has been lined up to design and build the first phase of the university’s Fallowfield Student Residences project.

Phase one consists of 1,122 bedrooms arranged in eight accommodation blocks, together with an energy centre, student amenities and landscaping.

Carillion will develop final design and construction proposals, ahead of contract signature and a start planned for August this year, with completion scheduled for Summer 2019.