Lancs Uni George Fox Building

Novus completes two schemes for Lancaster University

Contractor Novus has completed a pair of refurbishment schemes for the university totalling £800,000.

The works took place at the George Fox and Chancellor’s Wharf buildings. At the former, 12 kitchens and 118 bedrooms were refurbished, along with new furniture fittings, decoration for communal areas, and electrical and security upgrades.

Works at Chancellor’s Wharf included pre-paint repairs to 900 windows, decoration for the building’s exterior and the installation of 14 Technal aluminium doors across its three floors. The project took nine weeks.

Novus has previously worked at Lancaster University, and completed £1.5m of refurbishment projects across 17 of the university’s halls last year.

Liam Cox, contracts manager at Novus, said: “ Having worked alongside Lancaster University and its staff for the past 10 years, we find ourselves in a unique position to be able to carry out the works it needs to be able to allow its students to thrive.

“Education continues to be a sector our clients are tapping into our expertise on to ensure their facilities attract the cream of the crop of the UK’s brightest minds. As such we’ve been successful in winning a number of new projects in the past 12months alone.”

Jo Hardman, head of commercial services at Lancaster University, said: “It’s important to remember that living facilities can have as big an impact on students’ wellbeing and happiness in their time at university as where they’re studying, which is why we’re always looking to make sure ours are in the best condition possible.”

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