The first contract, worth ВЈ21m, will see Morgan Ashurst build two вЂhalf-hexagonвЂ™-shaped student accommodation blocks вЂ“ one eight-storeys and the other six storeys high вЂ“ at Mount Preston Street, Leeds.
The new buildings, to be named Charles Morris Halls, will accommodate 457 en-suite bedrooms, as well as shared kitchens and lounge areas.
The contractor will crane in bathroom pods to the buildings, to reduce construction time and cost.
The second deal, worth ВЈ4m will see Morgan Ashurst refurbish the Colour Science Laboratory at Woodhouse Lane, which will remain fully operational throughout the project.
Charles Morris Halls is due to be completed in June 2010 with the refurbishment of the Colour Science Laboratory scheduled for completion in December 2010.
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