UK University Announces £600m Redevelopment Plan

26 May 2011 (Last Updated May 26th, 2011 18:30)

The University of Liverpool has announced plans to invest £600m in the improvement of its facilities to provide a better student experience and research environment. Around £250m will be used to redevelop the university's student accommodation, while the remaining £350m will be used to

The University of Liverpool has announced plans to invest £600m in the improvement of its facilities to provide a better student experience and research environment.

Around £250m will be used to redevelop the university's student accommodation, while the remaining £350m will be used to develop its city centre and Learhurst campuses.

Work is under way on a £44m student accommodation building, which will contain 710 bedrooms, shops and a 250-seat restaurant.

Additional investment plans include £32m in teaching facilities for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, £7.5m for an extension to the management school and £9m to refurbish the Guild of Students.

The first phase of the university's £70m scientific research facility is also under way, with completion expected in October 2011.