Neville’s Cross Student accommodation will be delivered by the firm on behalf of County Properties with funding arranged by Glasgow-based Maven Capital Partners.
The site is based on the edge of the Durham Conservation area and is named after the battle of Neville’s Cross, which took place in the area in 1346.
Keepmoat will build 274 high quality en-suite studio bedrooms across six blocks. The buildings are designed to reach BREEAM Outstanding rating, making it one of the most sustainable student campuses in the UK.
Lee Francis, Area Director for Keepmoat in the North East, said: “We have delivered extensive schemes across the North East, including new build homes, properties for older people and those with care needs; as well as new build and refurbishment work on public buildings.
“We have continued to expand into new markets and are delighted to be working in partnership with County Properties and Maven not only to widen the housing options for students within the region, but also to offer a sustainable product that will benefit the wider the community.
“We will be utilising a number of construction methods, including off-site manufactured bathroom pods, which will minimise disruption locally; and a number of employment and training opportunities will also arise throughout the duration of the build process.”