Kingston University
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Public Sector

University refurbishment works at the Penrhyn Road Campus of Kingston University

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  • Washroom upgrades

  • Flooring and carpeting

  • Suspended ceilings

  • Interior refurbishment

  • Fire-stopping works

  • Air conditioning and central heating

Project Details

Axis successfully delivered university refurbishment works at a Kingston University campus. The project took place at the four-storey Sopwith Building within their Penrhyn Road Campus in Kingston-upon-Thames. The project included improved the washrooms, communal corridors and common areas, and new flooring alongside a suspended ceiling.

Our team gave the twelve washrooms (male, female and DDA compliant) a dynamic makeover. We installed concealed cisterns and plumbing as well as sensor pneumatic flushes and mixer taps. We also introduced high specification sanitaryware and sinks. The team provided a programme of mechanical and electrical works including rewiring and new central heating. We renewed the plumbing, air conditioning, sanitary fittings, fire doors and modern carpets. This created an improved work and study environment for staff and students which was enhanced by a new LED lighting system, fitted with motion sensor switches.

Overall, the university refurbishment works preventative and restorative nature improves the building and ensures that the areas remain fit for purpose. It also means that Kingston University can attain the optimum life span of the building from the improvements. During the 12-week programme, our team carefully scheduled so that the project was completed on time, and with minimum disruption. We incorporated fire stopping measures so that, in the event of a fire, flames and smoke would be held back for the maximum amount of time. Alongside this, we completed the ceiling and partitioning work was taking place.

Project Feedback

“The liaison officer that Axis placed on site was an example of how they went over and above. Her professional approach ensured our lecturers were informed and meant the university’s involvement was minimal and there were zero complaints – we will be introducing this practice across the board to all of our contractors and projects in the future.” Peter Knight, Kingston University.

The Liaison Officer placed on site was an example of how Axis went over and above. Our lecturers were informed, and the university’s involvement was minimal. There were zero complaints.

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