Kier seals £30m Manchester Met student halls

Manchester Metropolitan University has signed off a contract with Kier to build 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.

The 130,000 sq ft project will consist of an in-situ concrete frame, traditional brickwork façades, 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.


The professional team includes architect GWP, assisted by structural engineer Curtins and  M&E consultant CPW.

Peter Commins, managing director for Kier North West, said: “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.”

Kier previously delivered Manchester Met’s 6 Great Marlborough Street, a facility to provide a smart, attractive environment specifically designed to house a number of professional services teams from across Manchester Met to encourage collaborative working.


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