A super-stylish refurb with a super-quick turnaround.
Student blocks at Hull University were desperately dated. They were in serious need of a little love and a lot of regeneration to make them contemporary and inspirational places for students to thrive. Another challenge was the timeframe. We had just 12 weeks to complete the job before the students returned for the new term. You don’t need to be a professor to tell you that’s not long at all.
Luckily, we’re used to fast-track jobs. It’s where our meticulous planning comes into its own, including the careful coordination of a specialist fit-out team working alongside traditional trades. Before long we were in the thick of the action, completely stripping out the blocks and totally remodelling every bedroom and en-suite. All sanitary ware was replaced, and bathrooms completely tiled, we stripped out and installed new kitchens to every flat, completely redecorated every bedroom and corridor including all woodwork and installed new carpet and LVT flooring throughout every block, upgrading all light fittings to Modern LED lights and upgrading all distribution units to comply with latest regulations. Works completed to 240 bedrooms across 30 flats in 10 buildings.
Students starting or returning in September were welcomed by contemporary, high-end and bespoke spaces where they could live and work.
Higher Education | Student Accommodation
“The outcome for students and staff at the University are safer, more spacious buildings that benefit from lower running costs. The University complimented our standard of work upon completion, and we hope that this will stand us in good stead for future contracts in university settings”
Chris Genge, Project Manager