Project Description

Mount Oswald student accommodation


60 weeks from order placement to completion of 712 rooms.


700+ bedrooms completed on programme defect free.


Over 7000 hours completed incident free.


Integrated offsite solution from pile cap to roof parapet.

Project awards and published articles

Interserve completes £80m development at Durham UniversityPBC Today »

Interserve delivers £80m development for Durham University, UK – World Construction Network »

Mount Oswald student accommodation wins two prestigious property awards. More »

Mount Oswald project shortlisted three times for Offsite Awards. More »

Location: Durham, UK

Main Contractor: Interserve Construction 

Project partners: Campus Living Villages and Equitix

The benefits of HybriDfMA Living Systems construction:

It took just 60 weeks from receipt of order by PCE to structural completion handover of the last block.


The quality of the built environment and the sensitivity of the surrounding architecture were fundamental drivers for both the University, its partners and local Planners.

The aspiration was to mix Georgian architecture with contemporary design to create a link between the existing student accommodation in Durham and the newer, more recently constructed modern University Buildings.