Liverpool Uni to get £600m overhaul
The work will be split, with £350 million being spent on the two university campus’, the city centre campus and the Leahurst campus, which is situated on the Wirral. The remaining £250 million will be invested in the university’s student accommodation, which will involve building new halls of residences and thousands of new student rooms.
The first phase of the student accommodation has already begun, as Ocon are currently working on a £44 million project, which is expected to be completed in 2012.
The positive thing about this project is that it will potentially create thousands of jobs for plumbers and electricians in Liverpool. The Leader of Liverpool City Council, Joe Anderson, confirmed this, saying:
“These proposals will also provide jobs and employment opportunities for local people, not to mention the promise of apprenticeships to help people gain vital experience in their trade.
“They will leave a lasting legacy of training and up-skilling the people of the city. I want to welcome this project, and look forward to watching it develop.”
This news follows the announcement by student accommodation specialists Unite, who last week announced that despite the tuition fee rises in 2012, demand for more accommodation continues to grow, and they are set to build 4,500 new rooms all over the UK over the next year.
- Controversial tuition fee rises not going to stop demand for UK student accommodation (train4tradeskills.wordpress.com)
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