University plans for Keele village to be unveiled at public exhibition

Picture of two students walking on the outside of the Chancellor's Building

Posted on 28 May 2010

Plans to build high quality housing and a retirement community on the site of a university hall of residence are to be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

The development, on the site of the Hawthorns in Keele village, is set to create 80 full-time and part-time jobs for local people and see the university accommodation rebuilt at the heart of the main campus.

The scheme also includes the development of around 70 homes and a retirement village with a choice of accommodation for older people.

Representatives from Keele University and Seddon Homes will be available to answer questions at the public exhibition on Friday, June 4, from 2pm to 6.30pm at the Sports Centre at Keele University, and Saturday, June 5, from 10am to 1pm at the Hawthorns Restaurant in Keele village.

Jenny Tucker, director of Keele University’s Commercial and Facilities Management directorate, said: “Living in a campus community is a key part of the student experience at Keele University and we recognise the importance of providing quality accommodation for our students. The proposed development gives us the opportunity to upgrade our student accommodation while enhancing Keele village with a choice of accommodation for local people.”