Liverpool University announce £600m “master plan” | 31 May 2011
A £600 million investment “master plan” has been unveiled by Liverpool University, in the hope of positioning the institution as a “world class education facility,” writes the Liverpool Echo.
Both the city centre and Wirral campuses are due a makeover, for which £350 million has been put aside to cover new laboratories and teaching facilities.
A further £250 million will be spent on new student accommodation with improvements to existing residences and the construction of a self-contained student village at Greenbank in Mossley Hill which will provide 1,600 beds.
An investment of this sort and scale should require the use of facilities management software. This ensures the smooth running of operations with scheduled task and worker activity, whilst also improving efficiencies and keeping a close eye on the overall budget.
Explaining the need for more student accommodation, Steven Dickson, the university’s director of facilities management told the Times Higher Education: “Applications for our accommodation have doubled this year and it’s important that we make this significant investment in order to meet demand in the future.”
“The student population is very important to the city – students contribute around £300 million to Liverpool’s economy every year.”
Liverpool are one of the universities whose fees will be increasing to £9,000 per year.
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