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Tour of new Durham University scheme planned

6 February 2019

The Durham University plans

Members in the North East can look forward to a tour of Interserve’s Mount Oswald project – an £80m scheme for Durham University to develop new college and student facilities.

The scheme forms part of the University’s strategy to deliver world-class research, education and a wider student experience. The project involves the construction of a new home for John Snow College and a brand new college, together totalling 1,000 student bed spaces.

The facilities will be self-catering, with a mix of en-suite rooms, shared bathrooms, cluster flats and townhouses. Each college will have its own central administrative and social space.

There will also be a University Hub building, with an events hall suitable for formal dining for up to 300, gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette and a faith room, plus a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The Hub and MUGA are scheduled to come into use in autumn 2019 and the first students will move into the residential facilities for the academic year 2020/21.

Look out for site visit details soon.

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