Student accommodation refurbishment programme

What's new for 2022?

Three of our halls of residence are being refurbished and we think you'll love the finished results!

Seething Wells is having areas transformed into spaces and modern communal areas, including plans for an on-site cafe (ready for September 2022). The bedrooms and kitchens are being fully refurbished to increase your living space – some of these buildings are ready to book from September 2021!

Over on our Kingston Hill campus, Chancellors Hall and Walkden Hall are having their bedrooms and kitchens enlarged and refurbished in time for you to join us.

The redesign and refurbishment is being competed by ENGIE, a leading energy and services group. Renewable and energy-saving technologies such as air source heat pumps, solar panels, high efficiency gas boilers and LED lighting will be installed as part of the project.

ENGIE have come together with Kingston University to create Kingston Student Living (KSL). KSL will operate and manage Chancellors, Seething Wells, and Walkden.

New state-of-the-art bedrooms

New state-of-the-art bedrooms

Our £55 million accommodation redesign programme will provide 1,330 refurbished bedrooms across our Chancellors, Walkden and Seething Wells halls of residence.

The progressive placemaking project will deliver new energy-efficient, state-of-the-art bedrooms, striving towards a new and improved residential student experience.

We will keep everyone up-to-date regarding the progress of this project and will be sharing photos and videos along the way – we hope you are as excited to see these new sleek and modern rooms as we are!

Artist impressions of the refurbished facilities

Timeline of refurbishment

The accommodation refurbishment project launched in 2019 and all construction work will be completed by September 2022.

Chancellors and Walkden refurbishment timeline

Date Number of refurbished roomsPercentage of refurbishment project completion
September 2021  442 99% complete
January 2022  442 99% complete
March 2022  442 99% complete
September 2022  445 100% complete

Seething Wells refurbishment timeline

Date Number of refurbished roomsPercentage of refurbishment project completion
September 2021  264 30% complete
January 2022  705 79% complete
March 2022  705 78% complete
September 2022  887 100% complete

Any questions?

If you have questions regarding the construction or refurbishment please contact Kingston Student Living.

From the outset, the quality of the proposals shone through, underpinned by the clear enthusiasm of the team involved.

The University were looking for a fresh approach for our student accommodation at these sites and a team we could work closely with as long-term partners for the benefit of our students.

Keith Brennan, Kingston Registrar and University Secretary

We look forward to delivering our robust and innovative solutions, working together with the University to bring their vision to life and enhance the overall university experience for students.

Sam Hockman, Divisional COO for ENGIE's Places & Communities Division (South)


ENGIE is a leading energy and services group with an environmentally friendly focus. The company is working across the country, helping cities in the transition to a zero-carbon future.

They will be monitoring the energy across the two development sites, bringing innovative technology to deliver a sustainable student experience and optimising levels of energy efficiency within the buildings.

Raising standards

Kingston University is a member of the Universities UK approved code of practice for the management of student accommodation. This aims to raise the standards of accommodation above that which is required by law.