Midas takes £8m Cornish student digs job

Aaron Morby 10 years ago
Share

Midas Construction has bagged an £8m contract to build student accommodation for University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter in Penryn.

Midas will build five additional blocks of accommodation with 224 rooms for the Glasney Student Village at the Tremough Campus.

Preparatory work has now started, with the accommodation due to be ready for the 2012 academic year.

Midas has also recently been awarded a £7m contract to build new education facilities catering for art, design, construction and automotive engineering students at Truro College.

Mike O’Neil, Midas Construction executive director in Devon and Cornwall, said: “We have built all the existing student residences on the Tremough site and this summer handed over phase II of the £29m development of Penwith College in Penzance.

Niamh Lamond, CEO of the Tremough Campus Services Group, said: “This latest phase of development forms part of the institutions’ strategy to ensure that there is sufficient high quality accommodation for students in the locality, in line with the growth of UCF and UoE.

University of Exeter Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark Overton, said: “The University of Exeter is in the midst of an investment programme worth more than £350m across its three campuses in Devon and Cornwall.

“Through this investment, we will provide world-class facilities for our students.  This new project will help ensure we continue to provide excellent campus accommodation for our students.”

Latest project news

Willmott Dixon wins £9.7m North Kent College job

Performing and production digital arts block to be built in Dartford
10 months ago

Robertson starts £78m Glasgow build to rent job

Around 430 rental flats to be built at former Strathclyde Police HQ site
10 months ago

McAleer & Rushe tipped for 16-floor Salford hotel

Work to start later this year on 188-bedroom Maldron hotel
10 months ago

B&K set for £54m centre to revolutionise glass industry

Plans go in for St Helens glass research factory
10 months ago

A&H gets start date for next phase of Bristol site

Main contractor chosen by Trebor Developments for Central Approach site
10 months ago

McAlpine starts work on £100m Birmingham build to rent job

37-month construction programme gets underway after funding deal agreed
10 months ago

Keepmoat to build 169 homes at old Ibstock brick yard

Construction to start this spring as house builder looks for more sites
10 months ago

Graham lands deal for £100m School of Public Health

Two-year construction programme to start this spring for Imperial College London
10 months ago

Plan for £50m Farnworth town centre rebuild

Developer hatches 'build back better' future for Bolton satellite town
10 months ago

McAlpine starts on £57m Tower Works site in Leeds

Historic site to contain 245 new homes
10 months ago

BAM confirms £192m Elstree Sky Studio job

Firm finalises price to build the world’s most sustainable film and TV studio
10 months ago

Vinci wins £175m Isle of Grain LNG plant expansion

Firm to build concrete cased tank the size of the Albert Hall
10 months ago

Kier to start £87m Taunton surgical centre

Somerset NHS Trust gives construction go-ahead to Musgrove Park Hospital job
10 months ago

Ardmore to start piling on £155m Hammersmith town hall site

Contractor starts work on transformation of Grade II-listed building
10 months ago

Sisk lands £27m Halifax to Huddersfield road upgrade

Construction to start this summer on A629 improvements
10 months ago

BAM wins Middlesbrough £20m Boho X job

Work to start this summer on seven-floor Boho X digital creative hub
10 months ago

BAM gets main works start date for £68m Salford hospital

Main construction to start next month on new major trauma centre
10 months ago

Kier confirms £64m Cardiff school job

Enabling works well underway for the 1,500-pupil Fitzalan high school
10 months ago

B&K set for £125m Next mega-shed in Yorkshire

850,000 sq ft giant warehouse will be built in South Elmsall
10 months ago

Galliford Try starts £23m Coventry student scheme

Latest university accommodation win in the city
10 months ago

Sisk wins £260m Birmingham skyscraper

Moda picks Sisk for second major tower project in the city centre
11 months ago

GMI starts final £27m phase of Sheffield office complex

Developer Scarborough Group International commits to latest scheme
11 months ago

Henry Construction wins London City Road tower

Work to start shortly on 22-storey red-brick skyscraper project
11 months ago

BAM bags £29m Dartford high school

Work to start on Stone Lodge School in Kent
11 months ago

Bouygues to build latest Tower Hamlets resi block

Construction to start in March on 100 per cent affordable development
11 months ago

Wates to start on Oxford university’s biggest building job

Planning green light means construction can start this summer on £200m Life and Mind Building
11 months ago

Graham tipped for £30m Birmingham tech hub

11-storey office project to be built  in the city’s Eastside area
11 months ago

£250m A1 Birtley to Coal House upgrade approved

Costain A1 upgrade job adjacent to the Angel of the North to start within months
11 months ago

May start for McAleer & Rushe £47m Leeds office job

12-storey City Square House project to start in May
11 months ago

Winvic starts £93m Edgbaston Stadium build to rent job

Civils arm will also deliver highways improvements for Warwickshire County Cricket Club
11 months ago

Contractor services