New Construction

NCCU Adds Three New On-Campus Residence Halls

Earlier this year, North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., finished construction on three new on-campus residence halls in cooperation with infrastructure solutions company Corvias. The three new buildings—George Street Residence Complex, Lawson Street Residence Complex, and Alston Avenue Apartments—add a total of 1,200 beds, bringing the university’s on-campus residence capacity to 3,300, according to a news release.

The project entailed more than 60% engagement of subcontractors that qualify as minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) and historically underutilized businesses (HUBs), the news release reports.

The George Street Residential Complex features semi-suite units for freshman and sophomore students, and Lawson Street offers apartment-style units to upperclassmen. Lawson also features a 7,300-square-foot dining facility open to all NCCU students. The Alston Avenue Apartments each feature four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, dishwasher, and in-unit laundry facilities. Other amenities include lounges, a trash room, a multi-purpose room, and a computer station, according to the news release.

“Corvias is proud to support students by providing a variety of affordable and comfortable residential options that allow students to be closer to and more engaged in the university community,” said Tim Toohey, Corvias Managing Director. “The completion of these buildings helps to solve the housing shortage and will benefit students for decades to come.”

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