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Modernisation of changing rooms

This project comprised the much-needed modernisation of the male and female changing rooms on the first floor of St Paul’s Sports Centre, part of the University of Portsmouth and had to be completed to a tight 8 week programme spanning the Christmas holidays in 2013.

Trade packages involved the installation of suspended ceilings, replacement cubicles and vanity units, new joinery, new floor finishes and extensive internal decoration throughout.

Extensive mechanical and electrical works were carried out including replacement of light fittings, new sanitary fittings and hand-dryers. Working in a shared building, we co-ordinated our work with the Estates Department to ensure existing MEP services to the remainder of the Estate were not affected.

Due to the refurbishment being undertaken on the first floor of an existing building, access to the works area had to be shared with building users. We liaised directly with the University of Portsmouth’s Estates Department and Sports & Recreation Team to schedule deliveries to a restricted timeframe to minimise disruption. We also provided signage, cordons and protective barriers to segregate work areas from students, staff members and the public.

The project was completed successfully with minimal disruption to the University’s activities and moreover no reportable H&S incidents.

University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth Estates Department

Contract value

Contract period
8 weeks

St. Paul's Road, Portsmouth PO5

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