Laing O’Rourke Wins £43m Bath Uni Student Halls Contract
Laing O’Rourke Construction has been picked to build a £43m student accommodation for the University of Bath. The large student complex at the Claverton Campus to the east of Bath will boast 708 bedrooms. Planning consent was granted last month for the project which is due to be completed in summer 2014.
New buildings will be erected as precast concrete frame with bathroom pods and bedrooms of 10 sq m in five blocks ranging from 9 storeys to 5 storeys. The halls will also be home to a new refectory capable of seating up to 350 people and open to the whole University. A light brick, copper and glass facade will enclose the proposed refectory space.