Interserve’s Mount Oswald project is a £80 million scheme for Durham University to develop new college and student facilities.

The scheme forms part of the University’s strategy to deliver world-class research, education and a wider student experience. The project involves the construction of a new home for John Snow College and a brand new college, together totalling 1000 student bed spaces.

The facilities will be self-catering, with a mix of ensuite rooms, shared bathrooms, cluster flats and townhouses. Each college will have its own central administrative and social space.

There will also be a University Hub building, with an events hall suitable for formal dining for up to 300, gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette and a faith room, plus a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

The Hub and MUGA are scheduled to come into use in autumn 2019 and the first students will move into the residential facilities for the academic year 2020/21.

On the day you will have a short briefing about the project and health and safety on site. You will also be issued with the appropriate PPE.

You will then take a guided tour of the site where you should be able to see works in action.

You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you have about the project.

Address Interserve Construction
Site Office
Mount Oswald
South Road

The Interserve site offices are located off South Road, opposite the Howlands Park and Ride.

By car - use the postcode DH1 3TQ

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Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 Hour
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by March 14, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes
Minimum age 16

Lucy Cooper

01977 522300

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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