Cardiff University Student Union

Cardiff University Student Union

Refurbishment Project

Cardiff University ranks as first in the league table of Welsh universities and scores highly on student satisfaction. This is not least because the Cardiff University Students Union provides a dynamic student focused, welcoming environment at the university’s various locations.

The Student Union engaged Ian Bridge Consultancy to help convert some space at their University Hospital of Wales Heath Campus, by providing technical specifications to apply their interior designers corporate brand to a refurbishment of three areas within the NHS Trust site.

Close collaboration was needed to develop our brief to ensure our technical response to the interior design was aligned to the Students Union’s vision. Converting the designers’ intentions into a technical NBS specification was crucial to the successful delivery of the project.

Working within an occupied hospital site had its challenges. Not least of which was the potential for noisy work disturbing adjacent occupancies. Occasional stoppages to accommodate building users had to be diplomatically managed by the Ian Bridge Consultancy surveyor administering the contract while successfully maintaining a weather eye on the demands of the Student Union’s programme.

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