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Galliford Try awarded two student accommodation projects

Galliford Try’s building division has been selected as the preferred bidder for two major contracts in the student accommodation sector, worth a combined £102 million.

The first deal with Newcastle University will see Galliford Try construct the new £62 million Park View Student Village. The scheme replaces the existing 1970s buildings in Richardson Road, Newcastle and will feature a total of 1,279 study bedrooms across six buildings, ranging from four to 10 storeys. The project will also create associated infrastructure, including a new energy centre for the village.

In a second contract award, the housebuilding and construction group has been selected by developer Regents Godiva to build a new £40 million scheme for Coventry University. The 24,500 sq m scheme at Godiva Place in Coventry will create a 770-bedroom facility together with ancillary support facilities and car and cycle parking for students on the city centre site.

Commenting on the contract wins, Peter Truscott, chief executive of Galliford Try, said:

“We are delighted to have been chosen by Newcastle University and Regents Godiva to deliver such significant schemes. Higher education is a key sector for us and our success here in being selected for these contracts is a reflection of the capability we have demonstrated in producing high-quality accommodation and housing for a range of clients across the country.”

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