UPP appoints new Construction Director

University Partnerships Programme (UPP), the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Adam Tyson as Construction Director.

Adam has joined the senior team in UPP Management, UPP’s specialist asset management business unit, and he will lead the delivery of construction projects across UPP’s portfolio, ensuring that high-quality standards, programme and cost expectations are met.

Adam will also be responsible for the strategic alignment of building design and the choice of materials and systems to ensure efficient asset management throughout the lifecycle of buildings across UPP’s portfolio.

He will lead on UPP’s construction innovation, focusing on how modern methods of construction can be developed into product offerings, and promote environmental performance across building design and development.

Adam has previously held senior roles at Balfour Beatty Investments including as Project Director for the Company’s University of Sussex Residential Development Partnership. 

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 over 36,000 rooms in operation or under construction through long-term, bespoke partnerships with 15 world-leading universities.