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VINCI signs contract for University of the West of England’s student accommodation project

VINCI signs contract for University of the West of England’s student accommodation project

Steve West, Vice Chancellor at UWE Bristol, signed the contract for the University of the West of England’s Student Accommodation Project 3 with Chris Hamer, Managing Director at VINCI Building, on Friday 12 November 2021.

VINCI have been awarded one of the UK’s largest Passivhaus developments at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

Student Accommodation Project 3 (SAP3) is a scheme with 900-bedspaces over 26,000m2 of space in a mix of studios including four, six and eight bed clusters.

Passivhaus buildings provide a high level of occupant comfort while using very little energy for heating and cooling. These standards will help both VINCI and UWE Bristol achieve their sustainability goals outlined in their 2030 strategies.

Chris Hamer, Managing Director for VINCI Building said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the University of the West of England on this prestigious project with a shared core focus on Passivhaus standards to improve and develop the university. We hope that our working relationship can extend for many years to come.”

The 3-block development, designed by Stride Treglown, Curtins, Amber and QODA is due to start at the university’s Frenchay campus in November and will be handed over prior to the 2023/2024 student intake.

Pictured (l-r): Russell Flowers (VINCI); Chris Evans (VINCI); Gary Musson (UWE); Simon Ashwood (VINCI); Steve West (UWE); Martin Boddy (UWE); Chris Hamer (VINCI); Tim Harris (JLL); Matt Tarling (Stride Treglown); Mark Rogers (Turner & Townsend)

Date: 18 November 2021

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