We’ve secured a series of education sector contracts worth over £1.5 million
We’ve secured a number of extensive refurbishment contracts at academies and universities across the UK this summer.
We will be working with five academies on scheduled works ranging from small redecoration projects to large-scale refurbishments. Works will be carefully scheduled to be carried out over the summer holiday period to avoid disruption to pupils and staff where possible.
In Staffordshire, we will be undertaking a programme of fire compartmentation works at Chesterton Community Sports College to the value of £462,000, as well as a £140,000 refurb for Holden Lane Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent. The primary school is part of the City Learning Trust along with Haywood Academy, which we have completed a number of projects for in recent years.
In the North East, we will be turning our attention to Percy Hedley School in Newcastle to undertake refurbishment works valued at close to £100,000. The project will improve the facilities at the school which aims to make a difference to the learning, wellbeing and future life chances of children with additional needs. We will also be undertaking a £270,000 refurbishment including the removal of external wall cladding, and asbestos before installing new EWI and windows at Barnwell Academy through the government’s new Condition Improvement Fund.
This summer the team from our Manchester office will be completing maintenance and painting works at Manchester Grammar School. Redecoration works we previously completed for the school’s ornate Memorial Hall were highly commended at the Professional Decorating Association’s Premier Trophy Awards two years ago.
In addition to our work with schools and academies, we also secured contracts with several universities to refurbish their student accommodation facilities.
Works include upgrading two apartment buildings at the prestigious University of St. Andrews in Scotland and refurbishing the communal kitchens at David Moxon Annexe and Chantry student residences at Southampton Solent University. This summer our teams will also be carrying out various alterations as part of a large refurbishment at Meadow Court Lodge for the University of Leicester, kitchen replacements at Aston University in Birmingham and a programme of refurbishment works including flooring, plumbing, electrical works and internal redecoration at the University of Worcester.
We also recently secured a large exterior refurb contract with Homes for Students in Liverpool plus a maintenance and refurbishment contract with iQ Students in Bristol. The £600,000 contract with iQ Students covers various works including redecoration, flooring and lighting upgrades as well as kitchen and bathroom replacements.
Together with our long-running partnerships with large nationwide student accommodation providers Unite and UPP, we expect to refurbish in the region of 2,000 student bedrooms by the end of this year.
An ‘Eggs’ellent Effort by the Novus Easter Bunnies
Easter is a time of year that can be even more challenging for people and families struggling to afford food, which is why our employees (or Novus Easter Bunnies) across the country wanted to play their part in donating Easter Eggs to local Food Banks.