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John Snow College Refurbishment


Durham University


Client – Durham University

Architect – Durham University

Completion – September 2012

Value - £850,000

We won two competitive tenders to carry out student accommodation refurbishment at Durham University’s Stockton Campus. The simultaneous scheme included the full refurbishment of 38 communal kitchens and 188 ensuites.

The 7 student accommodation blocks were handed back to the University on time for the students returning. During the summer we successfully refurbished 188 ensuite bathrooms and 38 communal kitchens. Our site team learnt lessons and streamlined to works so were able to achieve our planned programme/sequence of handing over 18 showers/ensuites per week.


The standard of the workmanship was highly commended by those involved in what was perceived by many within the University as a mission impossible. Post contract there have only been a handful of problems/defect, which were rectified promptly.