Published On: Fri, May 18th, 2012

University to invest £65m into new accommodation

The University of Liverpool have announced that they will be investing £65 million into new student accommodation on campus.

The halls will be built on Brownlow Hill and Crown Street, in the centre of campus, and form an integral part of the University’s £600 million redevelopment plan.

Plans have been submitted and the council is expected to reach a verdict in July. Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said  “This development will increase the appeal of the University of Liverpool to potential students right across the country and the world, contributing to Liverpool’s growing status as a distinctive global city.”

Steve Dickson, Director of Facilities Management at the University, said: “The University remains heavily over-subscribed but it’s important that all aspects of our student experience, including our accommodation, remain world-class.”

State-of-the-art facilities and environmentally friendly building techniques are expected to be key to the developments.

The new accommodation on Myrtle Street is currently in development and set to open this September, and this autumn a £9 million refurbishment of the Guild of Students will begin to take shape.

About the Author

- Millie is in her fourth year at UoL, studying an MA in Politics and the Mass Media. During her time here she has been involved with English Society, Debating Society, Student Council and LSMedia, where she was a News Editor for 18 months before taking the role of Editor-in-Chief. She is a lover of all things political, has written for a local newspaper and runs three blogs. Originally from Gloucestershire, she is happiest in her wellies, but loves Liverpool for its live music, art and cocktails. Her weaknesses are old Penguin books, cameras and a good cup of tea.

  • http://sam-firth.co.uk Sam Firth

    The current student accommodation needs updating, however I enjoyed living at greenbank in first year, but I don’t know if I would want to live on campus.

    (Oh and if anyone comments about Carnatic been better than Greenbank, then your getting banned… just kidding ;))