Midas wins £8m student accommodation contract

Midas Construction has won a contract to build student accommondation for University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter.

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The £8 million deal will see Midas building the residences at Glasney Student Village at the Tremough Campus, Penryn. The project has been let by the Tremough Campus Services Group, a joint venture between the University of Exeter and University College Falmouth.

The contract involves building five additional blocks of accommodation comprising 224 rooms in total.  Enabling works have started with occupation scheduled for the beginning of the 2012 academic year.

Midas has also been awarded a £7m contract to build new education facilities catering for art, design, construction and automotive engineering students at Truro College.

Mike O’Neil, Midas executive director in Devon and Cornwall, said: “Midas Construction has a proud record in Cornwall of building some of the finest educational facilities in the UK.

“We have built all the existing student residences on the Tremough site and this summer handed over phase II of the £29 million development of Penwith College in Penzance.”

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