Construction & Property

Published: November 22, 2021 | Updated: November 23, 2021

BU praises builders for a “great project” after successful completion of £1.3 million contract

One of the stylish new designs for Bournemouth University’s Studland House.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

A building firm has won praise for successfully completing a £1.3 million contract at Bournemouth University despite the challenges of the epidemic.

Chartered builders Greendale Construction Limited undertook the 25-week phase two project at Studland House.

It involved the complete refurbishment of floors one, three and four as well as the toilet areas on the ground floor.

The new space on the ground floor now has additional showering facilities along with new accessible, gender neutral toilets.

The upper floors have toilet refurbishments on each floor in the core areas, larger open plan office arrangements with separate meeting rooms, and break-out spaces, store-rooms and kitchens.

The same theme across all the floors was maintained but layouts were tailored to the individual department needs.

Chris Cave, Commercial Director, Greendale Construction Ltd, pictured left, said: “This is the third project that Greendale has taken on for Bournemouth University in as many years and has seen the building modernised to provide a more professional environment for students and staff.

“The works took place within a live university environment, and were completed during the ongoing pandemic, taking into consideration all additional and necessary health and safety regulations.

“As always, our Greendale teams work collaboratively to ensure minimal disruption to students and staff.”

Marcin Grabowski, Programme Director, Bournemouth University, pictured right, said: “Studland House phase 2 has been another great project delivered by Greendale for Bournemouth University, and a second scheme completed during the difficult times of Covid pandemic.

“Greendale’s collaborative approach was fundamental to make this project a success, resulting in fantastic facilities, satisfied end-users and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Excellent’ rating, exceeding the original target.

“The Studland House refurbishment and remodelling project forms part of BU’s continuous effort to improve and transform its estate and will provide a consolidated, high quality central hub for BU’s Professional Services at Lansdowne Campus.

“Following the successful delivery of phase 2, Greendale are now underway with the last and third phase and BU are looking forward to an even better outcome this time.”