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Osborne's Roehampton project approved

17 Sep 14 Contractor Osborne remains on course to start work in January on a £40m contract to build a new library and accommodation buildings for the University of Roehampton in London.

University of Roehampton's planned new library
University of Roehampton's planned new library

Wandsworth Council’s planning committee approved the scheme at a meeting last night. It now just requires final approval from the Mayor of London.

Osborne will carry out the work at the university’s Digby Stuart College site. It is the central part of an £80m masterplan to modernise facilities across the university.

The new student accommodation will provide 388 en-suite bedrooms built in clusters around two courtyards in the centre of Digby Stuart College. There will also be a conference suite.

The first accommodation buildings are expected to be completed in July 2016. Work on the library will start in January 2016 and complete in July 2017.

University of Roehampton director of estates and campus services Dr Ghazwa Alwani-Starr said: “Within three years, we will have attractive, modern, on campus accommodation and a library befitting our status as a growing university with internationally-recognised research.”

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