press release
Published: 30 November 2016

Plans for new campus accommodation take a major step forward

Construction work has started for the next 1,200 student bedrooms on the University of Surrey's Manor Park campus. The first 500 rooms are expected to open by September 2018 with the balance a year later.

Student walking through Manor Park

A £75m investment is being made by the University into developing this second phase of the Manor Park student village. The high quality design and specification of the new accommodation has been shaped through consultation with local residents who were looking to see natural slate effect roofing and brick façade treatment on these buildings.  Including this investment, the University will have spent over £150m on student residences on Manor Park since 2005. 

The new rooms will bring the total student accommodation on Manor Park to a little over 3,000 units. A third phase of the student village is now being planned for delivery post 2019 to take the Manor Park campus to its full student residential outline planning permission of a little over 4,000. 

David Sharkey, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Surrey, said: “Our students are badly affected by the lack of reasonable quality, affordable accommodation in the town.  We are therefore particularly pleased to make this further investment in new student accommodation, and are looking forward both to welcoming the first students into that accommodation in September 2018 and to completing the further phases.”

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