Bristol University Needs Builder for £15m Phase 1 Student Housing

Tuesday, 26th February 2013

The University of the West of England is going ahead with plans to build 1,200 student flats next to its main Frenchay campus in Bristol. The £36m building programme is being divided into three phases of about 400 rooms stretching over the next five years. A contractor is now needed for the £15m first phase to design and construct townhouse style buildings of three to four storeys. Each house will accommodate up to 8-12 bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.


At tender, the design with be at RIBA stage B and the selected contractor will be responsible for obtaining full planning permission. UWE Bristol bought 70 acres of land from its neighbour Hewlett-Packard three years ago with the aim of creating one of the most modern university campuses in the UK. Its proposed development will offer a variety of accommodation from town house, dormitory and studio-style designs. Some of the accommodation is being designed for housing should the student market diminish.


Firms have until the end of March to complete the prequalification process with a contract expected to be signed in July. A PQQ can be downloaded from the web portal. Contact Helen Baker: tel 011732 82239 for further details.