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Building work is underway on an £11 million scheme to build new accommodation for students at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

Construction firm Seddon is building 200 bedrooms in five blocks of six, eight and 10-bedroom new-build townhouses on the campus.

Each of the two and three-storey townhouses will feature communal and dining areas, a kitchen and shared bathroom facilities to promote shared living among students aged 16 and over.

Seddon was awarded the contract following a two-stage tender process.

The architect for the development is Stride Treglown.

The first phase will be finished in time for the start of the academic year in September 2018, with the second phase ready by December 2018.

Ben Hunt, head of estates at Reaseheath College, said: “The new halls of residence are an important part of our current £30 million development programme which is being delivered over the next 12 to 18 months.

“The project, which is supported through Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partrnership’s Skills Capital Fund, will ensure that the college has first-class, secure and safe onsite accommodation to support students on our advanced engineering, agricultural engineering, horticulture, food manufacturing, block release apprenticeships and associated courses.”

Reaseheath College is one of the leading, specialist land-based FE and HE colleges in the UK, set among 330 hectares of farms, parklands, lakes and woodland and sports facilities.

Ed Wootton, regional director of Seddon Construction, said: “We have a long-standing reputation for delivering modern, high specification education projects, whether new-build or refurbishment, and this is no different.

“It’s a privilege to work with clients such as Reaseheath College and help them provide their students with the very best facilities and living standards possible.”

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One Comment

  1. Paul says:

    This is all very well but let’s hope it’s more successful than all the acomadation built for the Manchester campus in Crewe which is now closing,please remember teaching is about quality not quantity don’t grow too big and then not being able to maintain the growth with student numbers in the future.

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