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Student rooms add £100m to Galliford Try workload

18 May 16 Galliford Try has confirmed its selection for two new contracts in the student accommodation sector that are together worth more than £100m.

Artists impression of the new Richardson Road halls in Newcastle
Artists impression of the new Richardson Road halls in Newcastle

The developments will provide lodgings for students in Coventry and Newcastle.

Developer Regents Godiva has selected Galliford Try to build a £40m scheme for Coventry University. The 24,500 m2 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.

Secondly, as previously reported in March, Newcastle University has selected Galliford Try to construct its new £62m Park View Student Village. This scheme replaces 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.

Galliford Try chief executive Peter Truscott said: "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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