Tenders invited for £7m St Andrews halls of residence revamp

Andrew_Melville_HallTenders are being invited for a £7 million contract to develop Andrew Melville Hall in St Andrews.

Just a short walk from the centre of town, the A-listed student halls of residence was constructed between 1983 and 1986 and has seen better days.

Andrew Melville Hall is due to close in May, with the plan to offer modern accommodation from September 2018.

The University of St Andrews said the new-look hall will keep the same room configuration and capacity, but the fabric of the building will be given a “refresh” and essential electrical upgrades will be carried out.

Firms looking to take on the scheme have until January 20 to submit their bids and an appointment is expected to be made in early July.

Work should begin on September 31 with a proposed finish date of July 31 2018.

Meanwhile, two proposals of application notices have been lodged by the University in relation to development of student accommodation at land adjacent to Agnes Blackadder Hall and also land near University Hall in Kennedy Gardens.

A public consultation is due to be held between 2pm and 8pm on February 6 to give people the chance to find out more, although the venue has not yet been finalised.

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