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  • Aberystwyth University Accommodation Reaches Financial Close

    5 August 2013

    The Aberystwyth University Accommodation Project reached financial close on 31 July 2013.

    Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, was appointed preferred bidder for the university’s student accommodation project in February 2013. The project comprises the design, build and financing of the Greenfield Penglais farm site in Aberystwyth into student accommodation and ancillary leisure and recreational spaces. The project also include a concession to maintain and operate the accommodation over a period of 33 years, which will provide contemporary accommodation for 1000 students including a significant number of students from outside both Scotland and the UK.

    Legal and General are providing 90% of the required funding for the project with Balfour Beatty providing the remaining 10%.

    Operis provided financial model auditing service, including a full tax and accounting review, on behalf of Balfour Beatty and the lenders.

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    Operis is a leading advisor in project and infrastructure finance, renowned for its financial modelling and model auditing expertise and financial structuring advice. The firm has been mandated by the leading investment banks, infrastructure funds, bond arrangers and guarantor bodies around the world. This experience covers over 700 projects and other funded transactions worldwide.

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    +44 (0)20 7562 0400

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