Novus Property Solutions has refurbished more than 140 bedrooms at a Glasgow university hall of residence over three weeks.
Caledonian Court, one of the Glasgow Caledonian University’s dedicated student halls of residence, is home to 650 students during term-time and has recently been refreshed by Novus Property Solutions.
During the university’s summer break, Caledonian Court is available for external bookings and has achieved Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBs) in recognition of its quality. This dual use makes keeping up maintenance at Caledonian Court all essential, but also reduces the time to complete such works.
There were just three weeks available to refurbish the accommodation ahead of the new term. The team of six Novus operatives worked quickly to redecorate 146 student bedrooms as well as all the communal staircases in that time.
James Wilson, Contracts Manager from Novus Property Solutions, commented: “We completed an above required number of rooms per week in order to meet the deadline, ensuring we worked away from any occupied rooms and used low odour, water-based paint to reduce the smell of paint. We completed the majority of rooms in one go.”
Dulux Diamond Eggshell, which is resistant to household stains and provides a tough finish, was applied throughout to ensure the bedrooms and communal areas would remain in good condition for longer.
Novus also repainted some exterior garden furniture and an office suite of 22 offices for the university as part of the project.