Work begins on £30m Hull University student halls

Dr Paul Sewell, managing director of Sewell Group, left, and Professor Calie Pistorius, vice-chancellor of the university, at the ground-breaking ceremony for new Hull student halls Image copyright Sewell Group
Image caption Dr Paul Sewell, managing director of Sewell Group and Professor Calie Pistorius, vice-chancellor of Hull University, perform a ground-breaking ceremony off Inglemire Lane

Work has begun on a new £30m student halls complex for Hull University.

The 565-bed accommodation in the Cottingham Road Campus is the latest step in the university's multimillion-pound campus upgrade programme.

The development mainly includes eight-bedroom flats with a smaller number of four-bedroom flats, deluxe flats, studio flats and wheelchair-accessible flats.

Student are expected to take up residence in 2016.

Hull University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Calie Pistorius said: "This new accommodation demonstrates our commitment to providing an outstanding student experience."

The new build follows the £28 million refurbishment of the Brynmor Jones Library last year and the current redevelopment of the Middleton Hall theatre and conference space.

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Image caption The development will provide accommodation for more than 500 students

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