During the summer break in 2009 Salford University refurbished its student accommodation stock at Castle Irwell, Horlock and Constantine Court.
New furniture was ordered from various manufacturers for direct delivery to site.
Project meetings were held with university staff and discussions took place with the suppliers to co-ordinate delivery schedules. A detailed project plan was drawn up including the presence onsite of other contractors such as M&E, decorators and cleaners.
Phase one of the project involved the complete clearance of all rooms in each of the 21 accommodation blocks. Furnishings in these included beds, mattresses, tables, chairs, fridges and freezers. All these items required compliant disposal to conform to Salford University's ethical and environmental policies. Andrew Porter Limited was able to provide this service as an approved waste carrier registered to the Environment Agency (EAN/960318).
Once other works were complete onsite, the new goods were delivered and met by Andrew Porter Limited crews. The team made provision for inclement weather in supplying additional vehicles and covering rather than allowing new goods to be left exposed to the elements.
Beds required construction and all kitchens had new fridges, freezers and cookers placed and all packaging removed from site. Co-ordination the approved electrical contractor was then required to ensure all items were connected and fully tested.
Due to the restrictions of working to a tight deadline many of the accommodation blocks had been newly decorated and special attention and care had to be taken whilst manoeuvring furniture into tight spaces and through doorways.
Andrew Porter Limited successfully completed the contracted works on time and on budget for the project, thereby allowing students and academics to occupy the flats for the new academic term.