The Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), in Kentucky (United States), has awarded its new student housing PPP project to F2 Companies of Columbus and Grand Campus Properties of Richmond.
EOP Architects is the design architect for the project, which will be the first PPP project for the university.
The new residence halls, which replaces Martin Hall and Brockton Block on Kit Carson Drive, will house 1,100 beds. The facility is expected to be operational by the fall of 2017.
The total project investment is estimated at US$ 75 million.
EKU is an undergraduate and graduate teaching and research institution located in Richmond, Kentucky. It maintains six regional campuses in Corbin, Hazard, Somerset, Danville, Lancaster, and Manchester.
Dr. Laurie Carter, EKU Executive Vice President and General Counsel, commented:
"The proposal we selected includes all the elements we sought, plus some value added components that will transform our campus now and well into the future."
EKU President Michael Benson stated:
"These new facilities will change the face of our university forever. Additions such as these new residence halls are part of our revitalization program which is totally focused on improving and enhancing the student experience."