The 17,500m2 scheme, located at Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum, will be delivered for client Bouygues, which is managing the project. It is set to be one of the first such projects in Poland to be delivered wholly via a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement.
Three three existing 10-storey accommodation blocks, originally built during the Soviet era, will be overhauled through an internal reconfiguration, full refurbishment and new façade design.
A pavilion building housing educational and administrative facilities will also be partially refurbished and a range of new recreational and sports facilities, including a multi-purpose pitch, volleyball and tennis courts and running track, will be built on the four hectare site.
The design is currently going through a design review process as the basis of a building permit application scheduled for April 2014.
The scheme is part of the drive by leading Polish universities to attract first-class international students, with high-quality contemporary accommodation, on campus and close to academic, commercial and cultural facilities, now a key part of student recruitment.
Broadway Malyan believes that PPP is poised to be one of the most effective methods of raising the standard of existing, under-performing buildings in Poland, particularly in the student accommodation sector, which is relatively underdeveloped and characterised by stable demand and low risk. The practice is currently involved in a number of other early-stage PPP projects, which are structured in varying ways, with public and private universities across Poland.