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Glasgow Caledonian University accommodation refurbished

Novus Property Solutions has refurbished more than 140 bedrooms at the institution's Caledonian Court

Posted by Julian Owen | November 18, 2017 | Interiors

Glasgow Caledonian University's Caledonian Court, one of its dedicated student halls of residence, is home to 650 students during term-time and has been refreshed by refurbishment specialist, Novus Property Solutions. 

Because Caledonian Court was available for external bookings during the summer break, only three weeks were available in which to complete the work. A team of six Novus operatives worked to redecorate 146 student bedrooms, as well as all the communal staircases. 

Dulux Diamond Eggshell, which is highly resistant to typical household stains and provides an extremely tough finish, was applied throughout to ensure the bedrooms and communal areas would remain in excellent condition. The bedroom walls and ceilings were painted in a warm neutral magnolia, while brilliant white was used in the communal areas. 

Novus also repainted some exterior garden furniture and an office suite of 22 offices for the university. 

James Wilson, contracts manager for Novus Property Solutions, said: “The World Pipe Band Championships taking place over the summer meant many of the rooms we were supposed to be repainting had been rented out to paying hotel guests, so we had to find a way to work around this without compromising the schedule or disturbing the guests. 

“We completed an above required number of rooms per week in order to meet the deadline, ensuring we worked away from any occupied rooms and used low odour, water-based paint to reduce the smell. We completed the majority of rooms in one go before returning immediately after the event to complete the project.” 

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