Lead adviser to the University for its procurement process to select a partner for the development of c.1,000 beds under a DBFO (design, build, fund, operate) contract model. The project is likely to come to market in mid-2020.
Developing on University owned land at Whitechapel and Mile End, the project will deliver accommodation and ancillary space for undergraduate and postgraduate students and will provide 35% of the bed-spaces to meet the affordability criteria of the London Plan. The target is to have some accommodation available for September 2023 with the rest of the accommodation coming on-line for September 2024.
London School of Economics
Technical and demand adviser to LSE for its procurement process to select a partner for the development of c.675 beds under a modified DBFO contract model. The project is currently in bid stage with a preferred bidder to be selected by Q2 2020 and financial close targeted for the end of 2020.
The project involves working with a developer for a new building and LSE to create a structure whereby the preferred bidder can step into the lease structure and fund the development, contracting with the developer to complete the construction and then operating the asset for the duration of the project.
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