VINCI Construction UK awarded contract to design and construct student accommodation at the University of Hull in the United Kingdom
1 June 2017 - 5:45 pm - New contracts - United Kingdom
- Designing and construction of a new student accommodation at the University of Hull (Yorkshire)
- A €111 million contract (£97 million)
University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has awarded VINCI Construction UK, VINCI’s subsidiary, a €111.35 million contract (£97 million) to design and build a new accommodation complex at the University of Hull.
The new accommodation will feature a range of 1,462 single rooms and one bedroom apartments. It will comprise nine blocks, all within the scale and context of the campus and neighbouring buildings. Construction of the project starts on site in May 2017, with 478 new rooms available for the 2018 student intake and the remaining 984 available in September 2019.
The contract is part of a €178 million (£155 million) development at the University which will include an urban green and avenue offering facilities on students’ doorsteps including a café, convenience store, laundry facilities and formal and informal outdoor areas.
UPP is the leading provider of campus student accommodation infrastructure and support services in the UK. They have around 32,000 rooms under management or in construction through long term partnerships with 15 leading UK universities.
Commenting on the award, Bruno Dupety, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, VINCI PLC and VINCI Construction UK Limited said: “This will be the fifth student accommodation contract VINCI Construction UK has carried out for UPP. Our experience and expertise in the student accommodation sector will ensure the highest quality facility that enhances the student experience of life on campus.”
Sean O’Shea, Group Chief Executive Officer of UPP said: “We are delighted to have supported the University of Hull’s plans to develop the multi-million-pound West Campus Residences Project. Our partnership will enable more students to live on campus at the heart of this fantastic institution. The scheme will facilitate the University’s ambitious plans and have a positive impact on the wider community.”
With a 2016 turnover of €2.495 billion the United Kingdom is VINCI’s third market. In the country, the Group employs circa 9,000 people. In February 2016, VINCI, via its subsidiary Eurovia, was announced Preferred Bidder for the Wiltshire and Swindon Highway Services Contracts, 2 Councils in the Southwest of England. In 2015, the Group won contract for East works package of the major project Thames Tideway Tunnel in London to help tackle the issue of discharges of untreated sewage into the tidal River Thames.
About VINCI Construction UK
VINCI Construction UK is a national construction and facilities company. It has a turnover of circa £1 billion and 3,500 employees. It is the largest British subsidiary of VINCI.
The Company operates in three core sectors, supported by the VINCI Technology Centre UK:
VINCI Construction UK has strong relationships with other VINCI companies and subsidiaries and, as a result, can leverage ideas, skills and entrepreneurial flair to deliver top-quality work in all sectors.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and contracting, employing close to 195,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. VINCI’s goal is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, and partners and for society at large.