ISG Secures £5.1 Million Bournemouth University Scheme
ISG has been awarded a £5.1 million contract by Bournemouth University to refurbish a 500-bedroom student accommodation block in the town centre.
The 37-week programme involves a comprehensive refurbishment of Cranborne House, including all 500 study bedrooms, 75 kitchens, common areas, ground floor reception and exterior landscaping. The accommodation is arranged in 78 clusters across ten-storeys and ISG will complete the project in a single phase, as the building will be unoccupied throughout the duration of the scheme.
Existing kitchens will be stripped out and replaced and ISG will refurbish all communal and bedroom areas, upgrading bathroom pods and installing new furniture in the study bedrooms. Minor demolition works will be undertaken to relocate a new reception at ground floor level and six existing lifts will be refurbished as part of the project.
A significant programme of mechanical and electrical infrastructure upgrade work will be carried out at Cranborne House, with ISG replacing the existing electric storage heating provision with a modern and highly efficient gas fired system. Externally, the contractor will relocate and improve the bicycle storage facilities and refuse disposal area, as well as creating new walkways, seating areas and feature landscaping elements as part of a general exterior enhancement scheme.
ISG’s John Rawlinson, managing director – South West, commented: “The higher education sector is an increasingly competitive marketplace and providing students with a choice of quality, comfortable and safe accommodation is an important differentiator. This project builds upon our reputation in the student living sector, which includes recent projects for the universities of Bath and Bristol, and draws on our ability to project manage large-scale residential developments.”
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ISG Plc is an international construction services company delivering fit out, construction and a range of specialist services, with 31 offices worldwide. The company works with owners, developers and occupiers in the public and private sector for an extensive range of industries. ISG Plc was established in 1989 and has been quoted on AIM since 1998. Today the company has a turnover of around £1.1 billion.
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