Accommodation Enhancement and Expansion boards

Welcome Welcome to our exhibition of the Keele University Accommodation Enhancement and Expansion project. We are pleased to continue to involve students, staff and the local community in the design of these developments as they continue to evolve prior to submitting planning applications in November. Representatives from both the University and the University Partnerships Programme (UPP) are on hand to discuss how the design has changed since our events in May and update in August, and to answer any questions you may have. Please take as much time as you need to look through the exhibition and discuss the proposals with members of our team. Your comments will be recorded in our Statement of Community Engagement which will be submitted to Newcastle Borough Council as part of the planning applications. Once plans have been submitted, the Council will undertake a statutory consultation with stakeholders and the local community. Here you will have the opportunity to make comments directly to the Council. Thank you for taking the time to attend this final consultation event. We hope you will support the changes that have been made to the scheme since the previous round of consultation events. Please take the time to complete a feedback form and leave it in the comments box at the exhibition. Background Our Proposals Keele University has been working with a specialist accommodation provider – UPP – to bring forward proposals to enhance and develop the accommodation on campus. This builds on the £140 million investment in the campus and infrastructure over the last decade, including the current development of additional student bedrooms at Barnes Hall of Residence which will be delivered for winter 2017/18. Our proposals have been developed in response to feedback from our events in May and update in August of this year. This exhibition shows the construction of: • Approximately 2,300 new high-quality, affordable rooms and the demolition of approximately 900 rooms that are beyond their usable life; • A new social hub in each hall; Why Now? Keele University is one of the fastest growing universities in the UK with an increasing number of domestic and international applicants each year. The finished project will allow us to respond to the growing desire for places at Keele University and to provide students with accommodation that reflects their needs. The project will deliver a range of accommodation choices for students, including cluster flat accommodation with en-suite bedrooms and townhouses with shared facilities. • A new dedicated postgraduate hub to replace the existing Keele Postgraduate Association (KPA) clubhouse; • A new music and teaching facility; • A new, larger medical centre with dedicated parking spaces to replace the existing GP facilities. These redevelopments will take place at Horwood, Lindsay, Barnes, Holly Cross and Oaks Halls and will be phased over the next 4 to 5 years. This will take the total accommodation on campus to circa 4,200 rooms distributed across four halls. University Partnerships Programme By investing further in exceptional infrastructure that enhances the nature of the campus and promotes sustainable living, the University will build on its market leading position as the provider of the country’s number one student experience. University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has worked with the University on the scoping of this project to date. Established in 1998, UPP has a strong track record of developing and operating student accommodation with over 30,000 rooms in partnership with 14 universities across the country. Accommodation Enhancement and Expansion