Ovindgean Hall unveils new accommodation block

02 July, 2014

Ovingdean Hall English Language School (ELS) in Brighton, UK, has unveiled a new three-storey, 62-bedroom accommodation block, increasing the on-site capacity of the residential centre to over 160 bedrooms.

Photo:(l-r) Sue Evans, Ovingdean Hall College Director; Estates Director, Andy Spicer; Amiri Construction Senior Site Manager, Lee Wilkinson; and Amiri Managing Director, Grahame Pettit at the new accommodation block

College Director Sue Evans and Estates Director Andy Spicer thanked Amiri Construction for completing the project six weeks ahead of schedule, given the complexity of constructing around a listed wall and a number of mature trees protected by preservation orders. Construction of the accommodation block commenced in June 2013.

“We are delighted to be able to make the new accommodation available early as a home from home for international students this summer,” said Evans. “The UK£2.8 million (US$4.8 million) investment will be appreciated by all our visitors and will help us meet demand for our residential courses.”

Evans told Study Travel Magazine that benefits of the new accommodation would include the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows and 24-hour security. She added that the school now had the capability to accommodate large groups of up to 16 students together on one floor.

This summer, Ovingdean Hall ELS expects to host over 2,000 students for courses held on its 21-acre campus in Brighton.

Opened in 2011, the school has recently rebranded from its original name of Ovingdean Hall International Language College to Ovingdean Hall English Language School. Evans said the rebrand reflected the school’s focus on the core business of year-round programmes for young learners.

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