Unite back on site with 2020 student housing schemes

Student accommodation provider Unite Group says it has restarted coronavirus-affected work on all its developments due for completion in September, but that delivery of the 2,257 beds will still be delayed.

In an update to the City, the firm said work had now re-started across its three 2020 sites with “reduced numbers of operatives to maintain social distancing”, but that various options were being looked at regarding completion of the projects. It said these options included “phased delivery”, but did not say what the impact would be financially if Unite failed to deliver required schemes in time for the start of the academic year in September.

Unite has previously said it is due to deliver three student housing schemes containing 2,257 beds in time for the 2020/21 academic year, with capital spend on development running at up to £200m per year …

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