Kier has been appointed by Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) to deliver the construction of the Birley Residences Phase 2. The 491-bed scheme will see the construction of three blocks of student accommodation comprising 6, 11 and 16-storeys with a gross internal floor area of 12,916m². It will also include state-of-the-art gymnasium and group study areas on the ground floor.
The project will consist of an in-situ concrete frame, traditional brickwork facades, offsite manufactured bathroom pods and the full internal fit out inclusive of all furniture, fixtures and equipment. The new student accommodation will be located at Manchester Met’s newest campus, Birley Fields in Hulme, Manchester.
Peter Commins, managing director for Kier North West, commented: “This project is a key part of supporting the growing number of students attending Manchester Met and it’s our privilege to be again working with the University. We are currently delivering 1,345 student beds in projects across the North and are looking forward to continuing our positive working relationship with Manchester Met and utilising our local supply chain throughout this build.”