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Kier Construction has been appointed to construct the £20m Sheraton Park student accommodation scheme in Durham.
The contractor has been appointed by student housing developer Alumno to refurbish the Edwardian buildings that used to house New College Durham until it relocated to new purpose-built facilities at Framwellgate Moor in 2007.
The development has been designed by architect Howarth Litchfield to accommodate 418 Durham University students with a mix of en-suite bedrooms, studios and accessible bedrooms.
Kier Construction area operations manager Gary Dobson said: “This site is situated within a private residential development and we will be working closely with the residents’ committee – establishing a drop-in centre once the project is live- to enable them to discuss with our project team any queries and concerns they may have.”