In mid September the University of South Carolina, USA, launched a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Campus Village PPP project.
The project includes the development of a new housing communities along with dining, recreation, parking, academic and student support spaces. The Village is anticipated to include approximately 3,000 - 4,000 student beds in multiple 3-6 story residential buildings.
The preferred bidder will have to design, build, finance, operate and maintain student housing buildings, associated quality-of-life facilities, and associated parking in a multi-phased development plan.
The parcels designated for this portion of the Village are currently occupied by the Bates House, Bates West, Carolina Gardens, and Cliff Apartments residence halls, which are owned by the University. Other select parcels adjacent to these buildings may also be considered for the Village.
Interested parties submitted qualification documents for the project on 16 October.
University of South Carolina's fall 2014 enrollment consisted of 24,863 undergraduate students and 8,108 graduate and professional students for a total enrollment of 32,971 students. The University has recently approved plans to increase undergraduate enrollment over the next 10 years.