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New £57m Cryfield student village completed on campus

We're excited to share that 14 new buildings forming Cryfield village have been completed, providing 828 new student bedrooms in a mixture of townhouses and cluster blocks, alongside a new ‘village hall’ building offering offices, a laundrette, a post room and a student meeting areas.

The project has been delivered in three phases, with Kier having started works in March 2018 and phase 3 being handed over to the University in July 2021.

Situated within the University campus, the development is one of the largest single residential build projects the University has undertaken.

Wendy Roberts, Director of Staff and Student Accommodation in Estates said:

“The aim of Cryfield Village was to create a new benchmark for residential design on campus, that responded to student changing needs and offered variety of accommodation to allow students to live as a community. One of the key drivers was to deliver variety in design, let length and price so students with different requirements can live together.

We are so proud to have a new neighbourhood of 1,000 students, with it’s own village hall, 6 and 12 bed townhouses, self-contained studios and elegant apartment buildings. We have a wonderful new addition to our campus accommodation provision is receiving extremely positive reviews from our students."

James Breckon, Director of Estates, said:

“The addition of Cryfield Village student accommodation is another excellent demonstration of the University’s Campus Masterplan coming to life. The development is on a prime location on campus, easily accessed from the centre of campus, with stunning views through the mature landscape to the south. The area has been rejuvenated using sustainable practices, enhancing the ecology and biodiversity of the area, and providing an exceptional facility for our students for many years to come.”

Chris Stevens, managing director of Kier Construction in the Midlands, said:

“We are really pleased to have completed and handed over Cryfield Student Residences to the University of Warwick. The final phase of the project was handed over to programme and is our third residential project for the university. The accommodation will offer students a modern and attractive university home. This scheme builds on Kier’s excellent track record in the higher education and residential sector.”

Good news! Cryfield Townhouses (phase one of the Cryfield village development) has won the RIBA West Midlands Award 2021, an annual competition which celebrates the very best of architecture in the UK.