I thought they were supposed to have finished the new accommodation by now (based on info. I got before I started at Lufbra)
I think if everything had gone to plan it would have been finished but people objected to the planning application so it got delayed, had to be altered etc. The local people want loads of new halls built on campus, but then object when planning permission is applied for them. Although not strictly on campus, the same happened with Bill Mo a few years ago, although nobody minds if 10 storey blocks of student flats are built in the town centre....
i think its a wast of money why would you want to watch other people working past. LOL