University of Hertfordshire


The University of Hertfordshire and Uliving (the established partnership between Linkcity and Derwent Living), together with Bouygues UK, Meridiam Infrastructure and Legal & General, are working together to deliver new student accommodation for the University of Hertfordshire.


The University of Hertfordshire College Lane Student Accommodation project, delivered in partnership with Uliving and constructed by Bouygues UK, involved the demolition of existing accommodation, refurbishment of 500 rooms and the construction of 2,511 new rooms, social spaces, informal learning spaces, common rooms, gym and flexible hub, the oval. The rooms are a mixture of cluster flats, townhouses, studios and conference rooms arranged in blocks that vary from three to six storeys in height all arranged in collegiate clusters each with its own identity in line with the University’s estates strategy, 2020 Estates Vision.

The project was delivered on time and within budget and achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding’. An energy centre is also being built to provide heating and power to the Student Accommodation as well as providing power to the University’s academic buildings. The site is largely car free and retains large areas of existing mature planting, with an addition of wildflower meadow and pond. Safe and secure pedestrian linkages and movements between other parts of the College Lane campus have all created a truly wonderful campus environment.