Platt Hall – Student Accommodation Refurbishments
Student accommodation refurbishments to bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms
As the 2019/2020 academic year comes to a close, Novus begins their annual summer works schedule on educational institutions throughout the UK.
In this 3-year project, the client Optivo instructed Novus to complete refurbishments on a large quantity of bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms within the Platt Hall student accommodation at Middlesex University, London. Optivo are one of the largest housing providers in the UK and a member of the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations. The client is directly responsible for a stock of over 45,000 homes across London, the South East and the Midlands.
The refurbishment works
Having successfully completed the first 48 units in 2019, works on the second phase consisting of 36 units commenced on 6th July 2020 and was completed just 8 short weeks later – in time to welcome back students for the start of the new academic year. The project, which is being managed by our Leighton Buzzard branch involves the modernisation and redecoration of all 36 bedrooms, including the installation of brand-new carpets.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, the en-suite bathrooms will be fully tiled with the creation of wet rooms/shower rooms in each unit. Modifications also include the replacement of existing sanitaryware elements in the bathrooms. Alongside the bedroom refurbishments, all adjoining corridors within Platt Hall are also being redecorated.
Novus has received very positive feedback from Optivo on the progress and quality of the works undertaken thus far. As a result, the client has expressed their trust and confidence that Novus will continue to deliver the second phase of this project to a high standard.
Safe working practices
Working within the parameters of social distancing measures and safe working practices has proven to be a challenge but we have developed an effective functional plan where our operatives are able to work safely and still deliver high quality results.
Overall we are very happy with the standard of works. I am more than happy to continue using Novus as a preferred contractor and look forward to completing the final phase of the contract with Novus next year.
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