10.05.22

Fortis Vision is pleased to announce that in-occupation student accommodation refurbishment work has begun on Kincardine Court, Manchester.

Owned by Unite Students, Kincardine Court is just a short walk away from the city’s universities, including Manchester University, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the Royal Northern College of Music.

The in-occupation refurbishment project comprises 229 en-suite bedrooms spread across 61 cluster flats, with each flat having its own kitchen and lounge area. Built in 2001, the accommodation is in great need of updating.

The team is currently working 10-hour days to complete work on each cluster flat on the same day, causing minimum student disruption.

Despite the quick turnaround, the team is dedicated to completing the work to Fortis Vision’s exceptionally high standards, providing students with much-improved accommodation that meets modern-day living needs.

“The students’ daily reaction when they return at the end of the day is incredible to see. It was smiles all round, and now the other students can’t wait for their flats to be done.”

Ricky Simmonds, Head of Major Projects at Fortis Vision.

Work includes new flooring, decoration, new sanitary ware, and brand-new contemporary kitchens with new dining tables and chairs. The Fortis Vision team is also completing a full electrical upgrade, including installing a new environmentally efficient centralised heating system and new ventilation extracts.

The project poses several logistical challenges for the team due to its city centre location. To overcome this challenge, Fortis Vision is renting a dedicated warehouse within striking distance of Kincardine Court, while meticulously planned logistics and delivery timetables enable the Fortis Vision team to maintain productivity throughout the day and deliver the project on schedule.

The Kincardine Court project also includes a full restructure and refurbishment of the common room and reception areas, together with developing a post-graduate offering for bespoke kitchen and bedrooms for Unite Students.

“Fortis Vision have really shown what they can do. I am a firm believer in ‘seeing is believing’ and I did have my doubts, but their work ethic, drive and quality they complete is amazing!”

Chloe Byatte, Unite Students Operations Manager in Manchester