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    Reference: 20090760
    Release date: 16 March 2010

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary

    University of York



    The proposed project will finance the initial stage of the campus extension programme of the University of York, located on a greenfield site at Heslington East on the outskirts of the town. Specifically, the programme covers the construction of new buildings for the departments of Law, Management, Computer Science, and Theatre, Film and Television, as well as the surrounding landscaping and infrastructure additions.


    The proposed project is designed to assist the university, in further developing its teaching and research capacity and adding to its knowledge transfer capabilities.


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    Up to GBP 45 million.

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    GBP 132.5 million.

    Environmental aspects

    Universities are not specifically mentioned in the EIA Directive on Environmental Impact Assessment, though the project is covered by Annex II of the Directive in relation to urban development. The Bank’s services will verify the EIA screening decision of the Competent Authority during appraisal.


    The Bank requires the Promoter to ensure that all relevant contracts for the implementation of the project have been tendered, or will be tendered, in accordance with the relevant EU procurement legislation.


    Signed - 29/06/2010


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    United Kingdom Education