Cornell Quarter, Teesside University | Wates

Teesside University

24 weeks
From feasibility inception to starting on site
£55.8k
Spent with social enterprises
92%
Local spend
87%
Local labour
20
New jobs created

Project overview

Through the Scape Venture framework, which focuses on supporting public/private partnerships and charitable organisations, Wates carried out feasibility works for urgently needed accommodation for 300 students at Teesside University for September 2020.

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The resulting development, Cornell Quarter, is one of the largest schemes procured under the Scape Venture framework to date and only took 24 weeks from initial inception (with a feasibility assessment) to work starting on site.

  •  95% SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) engaged
  •  Seven National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) delivered
  •  100% cardboard and plastic recycled
  •  46/50 Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score
  •  98% of waste diverted from landfill
“The Cornell Quarter Project illustrates perfectly the benefits of the Scape Venture framework. By bringing together the very best of public and private procurement expertise, the student accommodation and facilities will be delivered with efficiency and value for money, whilst being rigorously performance managed throughout.”
Mark Robinson
Chief Executive, Scape Group

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