“Keele Parish Council are working closely with Seddon and Keele University on the development of the Hawthorns site. We met with the local authorities Tree Protection Officer and representatives of Seddon and Keele University today for a walk round of the Hawthorn’s site to confirm arrangements for tree felling and removal. This will commence on the 4th of September and should take around two weeks. During this time the majority of the Hawthorns will remain open but we would urge members of the public to exercise due caution when accessing the site. Further details of working hours will follow.
Students will return to the Hawthorns until the new accommodation at Barnes is ready for occupation. The Keele Management Centre will remain open until December. The start date for demolition and development depends on a number of factors and has yet to be determined but demolition will not commence until students have vacated the site. More news on the details of the construction management plan will follow shortly.”