Cheney Student Village

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Cheney Student Village.

Cheney Student Village is one of the nine halls of residence at Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England. Located on Cheney Lane in Headington, a few minutes walk away from the Gipsy Lane campus, it houses 750 students in single study bedrooms with en suite shower rooms and self catered kitchens.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Originally named Cheney Hall and knocked down in 2002 to 2003, Phase One of Cheney Student Village opened in September 2003 for 350 students (Blocks A to H).[citation needed] Phase Two opened one year later in September 2004 although a number of rooms were not completed until late October 2004. This meant a large group of student having to stay in Keble College and St Catherine's College, Oxford, for a month before transferring to Cheney.[citation needed]

Cheney Student Village was built as part of a partnership between Oxford Brookes University and Jarvis UPP (formerly part of Jarvis PLC).[citation needed] This private finance initiative (PFI) meant that the Hall was financed, built and run by Jarvis UPP on behalf of the University on a 30-year contract.

University Partnership Program (UPP Projects Ltd)[1] took over operation of the business from Jarvis PLC in September 2005, and its sub-company UPP RSL Ltd now operate the running of the Hall.[citation needed]

In the summer of 2006 the common room was completed and opened ready for the start of the 2006/07 academic year.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

Cheney Student Village is situated in landscaped grounds and has two onsite launderettes, and a sports centre with a floodlit all-weather football pitch nearby.[citation needed] Newly built and all en suite, the residence is made up of 750 single study bedrooms arranged in flats of five or six with shared kitchen/living/dining rooms.

There is a common room with digital TV and DVD/Video combo.[citation needed] There is a no smoking and no alcohol policy in this area.

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Coordinates: 51°45′12″N 1°13′49″W / 51.7532°N 1.2302°W / 51.7532; -1.2302