Phase 1 of the development of new residences at Cryfield Village is now complete and has opened to its first student residents. The new residences are a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios.
Phase 1 has provided 383 new bedrooms, forming part of an overall University investment of £62m in new student accommodation which will see 830 new bedrooms on campus.
The new residences are fitted with 151 photovoltaic panels that convert the sun's energy to electricity, supporting the University's aim to reach net zero carbon by 2030. The panels will provide over 36,000 kWh of energy per year - enough to provide electricity for ten family homes!
Phases 2 and 3 of the development have now started and are due to complete during the academic year.
These residences will replace the existing Redfern residences. When complete, they will offer more accommodation than the buildings they replaced, helping to address the growing demand for on-campus accommodation, and to support the University's longer-term growth.
- Village type layout
- Townhouse-style accommodation with 6 to 12 beds
- Over 700 rooms