Refurbishment of a prominent student accommodation facility in central London ready for the 2023 / 2024 academic year.

  • -Refurbishment of 269 bedrooms
  • -162 kitchens
  • -76 two-bedroom apartments
  • -71 studios
  • -16 three-bedroom apartments
  • -Transformation of seventh floor into private dining area, lounge space, study room and pool room
  • -New flooring, electricals and redecoration of all spaces
  • -New fixed and loose furniture across all bedrooms
  • -Multiple logistical challenges tackled due to the busy inner-city location

Fortis Vision has completed the refurbishment of the prominent Paris Gardens student facility in central London, located close to the River Thames, Blackfriars Station, London South Bank University and King’s College London’s Waterloo Campus. The project included the development and refurbishment of 269 bedrooms, 169 kitchens, 76 two-bedroom apartments, 71 studios and 16 three-bedroom apartments. Other detailed refurbishments included new flooring, electrics, redecoration, and new fixed and loose furniture across all bedrooms.

New shower doors, trays and hose heads were replaced in all bathrooms and kitchens were fully fitted with new hobs, ovens, sinks and taps, offering fresh and contemporary living areas to improve the student experience. The bedroom and kitchen refurbishment was the first priority for completion within 13 weeks and works were complete ready for the new student intake for the 2023 / 2024 academic year.

The team’s method of working limits the impact on student residents by minimising disruption to their daily life – this is good for IQ’s management team, allowing the brand to continue offering excellent service to resident students.

Paris Gardens, London-2

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Works also involved amenity rooms having a complete HVAC upgrade, alongside the complete redecoration of stairwells, breathing new life into the communal spaces. Alongside development of living spaces, the project consisted of structural, mechanical, and electrical works, including the installation of a mezzanine floor and bespoke joinery and finishes throughout. To ensure the seamless delivery of high specification works, over 120 Fortis Vision team members were on-site at peak times, working closely together to overcome the logistical challenges of the busy inner-city location, with regular changes of strategy.

Team members used an inner courtyard of the adjoining student buildings to erect industrial marquees for storage solutions, and the local doctor’s surgery was consulted so that the car park could be used for additional delivery storage. When lifts failed, the team created a human supply chain in the stairwell, to ensure refurbishment supplies reached the correct floors in a timely manner. The final section of the project involved transforming the seventh floor into a private dining area, with a lounge space, study room and pool room.

Despite challenges, the team delivered the project on time, on budget and in line with the exceptionally high standards that we are recognised for.

For more information about our major refurbishment projects, please contact a member of the Fortis Vision team today.

“Our sole aim at Fortis Vision is to deliver a high-quality finish as quickly and smoothly as possible for our clients ready for occupation, and we delivered that at Paris Gardens. It’s always satisfying to see a happy client and the end users who have a fantastic, contemporary space to thrive in.”

Dylan Bradley, Project Manager

Paris Gardens, London-5

Paris Gardens, London-4