Kier has been appointed by Manchester Metropolitan University to deliver a 491-bed student accommodation scheme
The scheme will see the construction of three blocks of student accommodation comprising 6, 11 and 16-storeys. This project is the second award that Kier has been appointed to from Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) as part of its current Estates Masterplan.
Kier previously delivered 6 Great Marlborough Street, a facility to provide a smart, attractive environment specifically designed to house a number of professional services teams from across Manchester Met to encourage collaborative working.
The ground floor will include a state-of-the-art gymnasium and group study areas. The project will consist of an in-situ concrete frame, traditional brickwork façades, offsite manufactured bathroom pods and the full internal fit out inclusive of all furniture, fixtures and equipment.
The new student accommodation will be located at Manchester Met’s newest campus, Birley Fields in Hulme, Manchester.
Peter Commins, Managing Director for Kier North West commented: “This project is a key part of supporting the growing number of students attending Manchester Met and it’s our privilege to be again working with the University.
“We are currently delivering 1,345 student beds in projects across the North and are looking forward to continuing our positive working relationship with Manchester Met and utilising our local supply chain throughout this build.”