News Osborne Bags £20 Million University Contract

The University of Southampton has awarded Osborne the contract to build its new Chamberlain Halls in Southampton.

The new halls will form part of the Glen Eyre Halls complex in the Bassett area of Southampton, within easy walking distance of the University’s main Highfield campus. The new halls are due to open in August 2016.

The new £20m development will replace the old Chamberlain Halls, constructed in 1958, which stood on the site until two years ago. The new halls will include 356 new student bedrooms, offering excellent accommodation options for the University’s students, whilst helping to reduce pressure on the city’s private rented sector.

The project will also include a new and improved on-site bus stop for the University’s Uni-link bus services.

Nicky Passmore director of Student Services for the University of Southampton said “The re-development of the Chamberlain hall site forms an important part of our work to invest in and enhance the student experience at Southampton. Being so close to our main campus at Highfield, we expect the new Chamberlain Halls to be a popular choice for students when choosing where to live. We are pleased to be working again with Osborne, who recently completed our Mayflower Halls of residence in the city centre.”

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