18 October 2022 Completion Announcement | Social Infrastructure
University of York Student Accommodation Unveiled
Today we are pleased to reveal details on the landmark student accommodation development completion for the University of York, in association with GRAHAM Group our construction partner, in a project spanning three years and £130 million.
Last month, students were able to move into the flagship accommodation campus across 18 blocks with 1,480 beds featuring en-suite study bedrooms and kitchens. With a combined space of over 400,000 sq. ft., the innovative student accommodation aligns with the University of York’s development masterplan, which is centred around making excellent and inclusive places for everyone. Works to complete the transformational development have taken less than three years to complete, with the striking buildings carefully designed to match the wider environment, in keeping with York’s historic and impressive architecture.
Equitix Management Services Limited (EMS) delivered the Management Services Agreement on behalf Civitas Living LLP (the SHP), comprising construction contract management, financial management and management of FM mobilisation. EMS also administered a number of variations to the project (including the early delivery of three residential blocks). Now the project is in the operational phase, Derwent fm will provide hard & soft FM Services and EMS will provide FM performance and lifecycle management services for the duration of the concession.
Hugh Crossley, Chief Executive Officer for Equitix said:
“We are delighted to handover these two new colleges to the University of York. Our investment at York extends beyond rooms and responding to capacity issues, it delivers accommodation that promotes a truly enhanced student experience. This project is designed fundamentally around student wellbeing. Equitix fully understands the influence the built environment has on the overall university experience and as such we have worked collaboratively with our partners to ensure we have developed a bespoke, high-quality scheme that permits students to live, study and socialise in comfortable, safe and inspiring spaces.
The collaboration and innovation demonstrated by all partners through the development and delivery of this project is remarkable. From the employment of off-site manufacturing, to the integration of the University’s district heating system, the development is an outstanding addition to Equitix’s portfolio of student accommodation projects.
We are immensely proud that the David Kato and Anne Lister Colleges will integrate into the University’s rich history of college identities for generations of York Students to come.”
Congratulations to all our teams and partners.