UPP appoints new construction director to drive MMC


Provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, University Partnerships Programme (UPP), has appointed Adam Tyson as construction director

Adam Tyson has joined the senior team in UPP Management – UPP’s specialist asset management business unit – where he will lead the delivery of construction projects across UPP’s portfolio.

Tyson’s new role will see him ensure that high-quality standards, programme and cost expectations are met.

He will also be responsible for the strategic alignment of building design and the choice of materials and systems to ensure efficient asset management throughout the lifecycle of buildings across UPP’s portfolio.

Adam Tyson will take charge of UPP’s construction innovation, focusing on how modern methods of construction can be developed into product offerings, and promote environmental performance across building design and development.

He has previously held senior roles at Balfour Beatty Investments as project director for the company’s University of Sussex residential development partnership.

Mark Swindlehurst, managing director of UPP Management, commented: “We welcome Adam at an important time, with our team set to deliver over 1,000 high-quality bedrooms at the University of Exeter in time for intake in September.

“When complete, we will operate over 4,000 on-campus residences in Exeter, in continued support of the University’s strategy and providing the very best student experience.”

About UPP

UPP has over 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term, bespoke partnerships with 15 world-leading universities.

With over 800 employees, since 1998 the company has invested over £3bn in the UK higher education sector and provided homes to over 400,000 students.

Its unique, long-term partnership approach enables university partners to develop their estates whilst reinvesting in their core services of teaching and research.

UPP design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) new, on-campus residential and academic infrastructure, and complete estate transfers of existing accommodation, for concession periods ranging from 40 years to 125 years.


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