University of Plymouth: Mary Newman

As part of Phase three of development of student accommodation on campus, this scheme consists of the refurbishment and conversion of existing 11 storey academic tower to student rooms, providing 147 ensuite rooms.
Client University Partnerships Programme
Location Plymouth
No. of Bedrooms 147
Status Completed June 2003

The Mary Newman building has historic and social significance for the University Campus. It was designed as a ship ‘on shore’ for the trainee Ratings when the School of Navigation was on this site. In the 1970s it became part of Plymouth Polytechnic.

University_of_Plymouth_Mary_Newman_UPP Fotohaus

The building, with its central core and alternative means of escape, lent itself to redevelopment as student accommodation. The scheme includes on every floor, two flats and a large shared kitchen / dining / living room, which have fantastic views out towards the Hoe. It has proved very popular with students.

I think it is an excellent result and it looks beautiful with people queuing up to put their names down. What a transformation!...... From the feedback I have received so far, I believe most visitors share my sentiments and appreciation. This is an important and well-timed enhancement of the University’s offerings. Martin Berkien, Director of estates, Plymouth University.

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