Carillion has been named preferred bidder for a £75m student halls of residence for the University of Manchester.
The contractor was selected to design and build phase one of the university’s Fallowfield Residences project in the south of the city.
The project will see Carillion construct 1,122 student bedrooms across eight blocks as well as an energy centre, student hub and landscaped grounds.
Each block will rise to four storeys, with each floor typically consisting of around 10 bedrooms and a kitchen on each floor.
Carillion will develop final design and construction proposals ahead of officially signing the contract.
Construction is expected to start in August, with the project scheduled for completion in the summer of 2019.
Carillion chief executive Richard Howson said: “Being selected for this project reflects our reputation for delivering to high-standards of quality and health and safety and our ability to design and deliver sustainable solutions for our customers.
“We look forward to working with the university to deliver phase 1 of the Fallowfield Student Residences project to support its objective of providing an excellent student experience”.