Varley Halls expansion underway

University of Sussex, Varley Halls under construction

Works at the University of Brighton’s Varley Halls student accommodation campus are progressing well. The £14m Design and Build project will create four new Halls of Residence, providing a further 214 student study bedrooms at the University’s residential campus at Varley Park.

Student Accommodation under constructionThis is the third phase of a re-development project for the University of Brighton which will ultimately provide 635 new purpose-built student study bedrooms and a state-of-the-art Student Hub building.

The challenging groundworks on the steeply sloping site, which sits within an Area of Outstanding Beauty in the South Downs, are almost complete. Gyoury Self has been at the forefront of the technical design and sequencing of these works.

The site drainage, which was designed and detailed by Gyoury Self, has already been successfully completed. The proprietary cold-rolled, steel-framed structures which will support concrete and metal deck floors are now underway.

The project, which has been designed by HNW Architects to meet the BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating and is being carried out by contractor Graham Construction, is due for completion in 2017.