Durham University

Local Authority

Durham County Council

Project Description

Two New University Colleges



Mount Oswald, Durham University

DPP provided planning advice throughout a competitive procurement process for two new University colleges with up to 500 beds each, supported by College Hubs and one university hub, providing formal dining, social, learning and central amenity functions as well as a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA).

A pre-application submission was made to the LPA and led by DPP, which included three potential schemes, put forward by three different bidders.

DPP also assisted in coordinating the public and stakeholder consultation process and were responsible for auditing the supporting documents, prior to submission and advising the University during the application process through to its successful determination.


      • Extensive pre-application consultation with the LPA and key stakeholders
      • Public and stakeholder consultation
      • Auditing of supporting documents for planning submission