Students to move to refurbished rooms following work by J Tomlinson

J Tomlinson is undertaking £4m of refurbishment work on student accommodation blocks at the University of Warwick.

The scheme is the second completed for the university by the Nottingham-based firm and follows a £1m refurbishment project at the Avon building on the Westwood Campus.

In addition, the company has also won a £900,000 contract to replace windows at the university’s conference centre, Scarman, which began at the beginning of August.

The latest project involves the full redecoration of around 250 bedrooms and bathrooms, along with communal and circulation spaces, at two of the Arthur Vick accommodation blocks on the university’s main campus in Coventry. This scheme will see major improvement works undertaken within the halls of residence, including the installation of new aluminum windows and en-suite shower rooms, full rewiring of lighting, and new floor coverings throughout each block.

It will also include the replacement of sanitary ware, new plumbing and extractor fans to en-suites, fire stopping works, small power, data cabling, sub-mains cabling and fire alarm works, along with a new heat exchanger and ancillary works to the mechanical plant.

Work got under way in July and is expected to be completed ready for the start of the new term in early September, in accordance with a 10-week fast-track programme.

The contract, which was won following a tender, is being delivered by J Tomlinson’s commercial refurbishment and regeneration teams.

J Tomlinson’s construction director, Pete Woods, who heads the refurbishment team, said:

“This is our second refurbishment project for the University of Warwick, and follows an earlier scheme at the Westwood Campus.

“It is always a ringing endorsement of the standard of work achieved when a client appoints a second and subsequent contract, and J Tomlinson is delighted to once again be supporting the University of Warwick as it invests in and improves its facilities for students.”

J Tomlinson, which also has a West Midlands office in Canwell, completed the refurbishment of the Avon building for the university in February this year. It included revamping a cafe and the Centre for Lifelong Learning, and creating an editing suite, a drama room, green room, family room, and toilets.

Jonathon Buckingham, Senior Projects Manager at the University of Warwick, added:

“The services-led refurbishment being undertaken at Arthur Vick 1 & 2 will significantly improve the standard of student and conference accommodation for 250 bedrooms and provide the buildings with brand new infrastructure.”

J Tomlinson, which was founded in the 1950s, provides a range of integrated building solutions including construction, refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, mechanical and electrical services (M&E), and facilities management. The company operates primarily across the East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire.

It works across all major sectors, including student accommodation, healthcare, social housing, commercial and industrial.

For more information about J Tomlinson, visit www.jtomlinson.co.uk.