The University of St Andrews is to move ahead with the first phase of plans to redevelop student accommodation at Fife Park and provide 500 additional student bed spaces in town.
The first phase of the project will involve the construction of four new accommodation blocks on farmland to the rear of the existing Fife Park development.
A total of 252 bedrooms will be provided in the first-phase new-build at an estimated cost of 12 million, wholly funded by the University. It is expected that work will start on site later this summer once a contractor has been appointed.
Construction of the first phase is scheduled to be complete by September 2010 and the new accommodation will be ready to admit its first students at the start of academic year 2010/2011.
The existing accommodation at Fife Park will remain in use throughout construction of the new blocks. In later phases, it is planned to demolish Fife Park and replace it with modern fit-for-purpose student accommodation. In total, the replacement of Fife Park and development of new student accommodation will provide 500 additional bed spaces.
This additional capacity will ease the pressure on other accommodation in and around St Andrews. In keeping with the Universitys commitment to high standards of sustainability throughout its estate, the design of these buildings incorporate some of the latest developments in this area.
Where possible technologies developed by the Universitys academics and researchers will feature in the buildings.
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