Balfour Beatty selected for Texas Woman’s University housing project

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) has selected Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions to develop a student housing community for the university as part of a public-private partnership.

The village will house 875 students and contain classroom, fitness, exploratory learning and recreation space.

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Texas-based Hill & Wilkinson will lead the project’s design-and-build team, in collaboration with project architect Stantec.

Located on TWU’s campus in Denton, northeast Texas, the Residential Village Project will include three four and five-storey Georgian buildings featuring "pod-style" living quarters.

TWU publicly issued a request for project proposals in November 2016 and received eight bids in early 2017.

Project negotiations and planning will continue with Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions in the coming months as the project concept is advanced and finalised.

TWU expects to recommend the final project scope to the TWU Board of Regents in November, with construction due to begin in February of 2018 in preparation for an August 2019 occupancy.

Monica Mendez-Grant, TWU vice president for student life, said: "In recent years, TWU has used hotels and leased apartments off campus to accommodate our students. This new Residential Village Project will bring those students back to campus and create an environment for our students that does not exist today."

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