University Partnerships Programme (UPP), a provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, has appointed Adam Tyson as construction director.
Tyson has joined the senior team in UPP Management, UPP’s specialist asset management business unit, and will lead on delivering construction projects across UPP’s portfolio, ensuring that high-quality standards, programme and cost expectations are met.
He will also be responsible for the strategic alignment of building design and the choice of materials and systems to ensure efficient asset management during the life cycle of the estate.
Tyson, who previously held senior roles at Balfour Beatty Investments, will lead on construction innovation, focusing on how modern methods of construction can be developed, and promote environmental performance in building design and development.
Mark Swindlehurst, managing director of UPP Management, said: “We welcome Adam at an important time, with our team set to deliver over 1,000 high-quality bedrooms at the University of Exeter in time for intake in September. When complete, we will operate over 4,000 on-campus residences in Exeter, in continued support of the University’s strategy and providing the very best student experience.”
UPP has 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term partnerships with 15 world-leading universities.