Far Gosford Street News Unite Students Coventry

Far Gosford Street News: Unite Students in Coventry

Main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland has appointed RW Joinery to supply and install our Doorsets and Joinery as part of the construction of a £20m student accommodation and retail development for Unite Students in Coventry.

The contract, worth £300,000 to us, was awarded following a competitive tender and will see the company undertake the manufacture and installation of laminate faced doorsets, ironmongery and standard joinery at the site on Far Gosford Street. The new accommodation, which has a tight curve to the frame on one elevation and set over six floors, is expected to be ready for occupancy by the 2017/18 academic year.

Our work on the 300 bedroom and retail development will commence in March 2016 and will finish in May 2016.

We will now manufacture doorsets at our factory in Stockport then deliver these to the site at the exact moment they are required. A key factor in securing the contract was the flexibility in manufacture and the minimal timeline for production. From scheduling to manufacture will take two weeks. Doorsets will be ready for delivery six weeks thereafter.

Chris Robinson, managing director at RW Joinery is hopeful of several more Unite projects based on their performance of this project. “We have now delivered several major student accommodation projects including the 3700 doorset package installed at Salford for Graham Construction earlier last year. We were able to ensure the speedy delivery of our part in the project and will replicate this in this project. Our experience and expertise firmly places RW Joinery as the go-to specialist contractor for the delivery of Doorset solutions in the student accommodation sector.”

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