Permission granted for Penglais farm new residences

05 March 2012

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Aberystwyth University is delighted to confirm that Outline Planning Permission for its proposed new residential development to accommodate up to 1,000 students has been granted by the Ceredigion County Council.

The new residences will be located at Penglais Farm, on land immediately adjacent to the University’s existing award winning Pentre Jane Morgan Student Village, and within easy walking distance of its all facilities on its main Penglais Campus.

The University is currently undertaking the final stages of a competitive OJEU procurement process to design, build, fund and operate the development with two remaining participants, Miller Consortium and Balfour Beatty. The target date for building work to commence is late 2012, and for student occupancy is in September 2014. Construction costs are expected to be in the region of £40 million.

James Wallace, New Residences Project Director at Aberystwyth University said:
“We are delighted with the news that planning permission has been granted. This project represents a major strategic element of the University’s plan to continue to provide an outstanding residential experience for our students. The development will include self-catered en-suite single study bedrooms and studio flats designed to meet the expectations of both our undergraduate and postgraduate student communities.

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Aberystwyth University
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