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Work begins on new National Stud hostel

A £1.1 MILLION redevelopment of student accommodation has begun at the National Stud in Newmarket.

A new hostel to replace the current facilities, which have been in use for nearly 50 years, will open in January 2011.

The project is funded by the Wavertree Charitable Trust, Childwick Trust, a private individual and the stud itself.

Stud chairman Christopher Spence said: "The old accommodation no longer meets the expectations of students or the stud's aim to provide excellent facilities for all who attend our wide range of training programmes."

The new hostel, designed by Newmarket architects AGORA, will feature 24 en-suite rooms plus catering and leisure facilities.

The National Stud offers a diploma course, which is an intensive six-month residential training course based at the stud, as well as apprenticeships and shorter courses.




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