Progress at The Pastures
Excellent progress is being made at The Pastures, our development for the University of Essex.
Uliving, our student accommodation arm, is working in consortium with Equitix on the £168 million development. We are working alongside our sister companies Bouygues UK, who is building the project and Bouygues Energies & Services who will oversee the facilities management once the development is complete.
Split across five new buildings, The Pastures will bring an additional 1,262 student bedrooms to the Colchester campus. One of these blocks will create a new hub which will include a reception, a post room, an administrative area and a student services centre along with a laundrette and staff welfare facilities.
This development is the third phase of student accommodation that Uliving will deliver for the University of Essex, following the handover of Phase 1 (648 new build bedrooms and stock transfer of 772 bedrooms) and Phase 2 (643 bedrooms) in 2013 and 2018 respectively.
Chris Oldham, Director of Estates and Campus Services, University of Essex, said: “With two phases already delivered, we are delighted to further grow our partnership with Uliving on a third student accommodation project, which will be crucial in meeting the increased demand we are seeing from the growth in student numbers. ‘The Pastures’ will be a fabulous home to our students, with a range of accommodation types to meet a range of needs, and we’re looking forward to seeing work progress.”
Kat Morris, Senior Project Manager at Linkcity said: “The schemes we have delivered to date have allowed a strong partnership to be developed with the University, providing a solid foundation for collaborative working. We are thrilled to be continuing our work with the University.
“It is fantastic to see the new scheme taking shape. With the majority of the frames now complete, the scale of the project can really be appreciated, and we are looking forward to seeing the lively community it will create once finished.”