-22 Jun. 2020

Willmott Dixon Interiors to deliver fast-paced College refurbishment

Willmott Dixon Interiors specialist Projects Below £3million team are extending their track record in delivering fast-paced refurbishments after being appointed by Havant and South Downs College (HSDC) to deliver the design and refurbishment across two main campuses over two summers.

The 2020 works will be completed within an 8-week programme to meet the College’s timescales, with work carried out under the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) Site Operating Procedures which includes social distancing measures to ensure the project is a safe environment to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

During the current challenges, Willmott Dixon Interiors utilised technology to win the project which included hosting customer meetings and remote presentations through Microsoft Teams.

The full scope of works involves refurbishing the two of the three campuses including the refurbishment of the North Hall accommodation and classrooms within the North West building and the refurbishment of the Alton campus reception. Our specialist team will provide upgrades to M&E, create a Senior Management suite, multi-use teaching space and a Digital learning hub in preparation for the delivery of T-Levels from September. The 2020 summer

works will include the full strip out of the 1st floor of the Main Building in preparation for the refurbishment works taking place in summer 2021.

Willmott Dixon Interiors inhouse design team are developing the design on this project. This team will enhance the look and feel of the campus across stage 4 design by incorporating a strong colour palette to reflect HSDC’s brand, as well as develop technical solutions to achieve the performance standards of each space. Materials and finishes will incorporate natural resources to improve wellbeing standards.

Above: CGI Image of how the new space will look

Graham Shaw, Managing Director of Willmott Dixon Interiors, said: “We are really pleased to be working with Havant and South Downs College to provide a fast-paced refurbishment. Our specialist Projects Below £3million team have the expertise to deliver within a stringent programme, whilst keeping quality standards high. The upgraded interior to the College campuses will provide students with an enhanced learning environment for the future.”

Another recent project completed by Interiors Projects Below £3million team included the 27,221 sq. ft refurbishment of Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, finished defect free, ahead of schedule and with social distancing measures within an 11-week programme to create new modern office space for 250 staff members.

Willmott Dixon Interiors also holds a track record of delivering projects within the Higher and Further Education sector and are currently delivering the £38.7m refurbishment for London South Bank University (LSBU) to transform LSBU’s London Road Building into a dedicated learning zone.

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