Royal Holloway Installs Shower Pods In Refurbishment Of 'Runnymede One' Student Accommodation
Posted by Kevin Taylor
Royal Holloway were carrying out a refurbishment of their Runnymede One Student Accommodation, and decided to use the leak-proof, maintenance-free shower pods from Advanced Showers.
Advanced Showers were involved from the beginning of the project between the University, Lewandoski Architects & property consultancy firm John Rowan and Partners. Working closely with both Architects & Ken Morgan from John Rowan, we put together a bathroom package that would be fit for purpose within the student environment, but would also be within budget to coincide with the complete overhaul of the residences.
“Advanced Shower's proactive approach to integrate both the manufacture of leakproof shower pods, shower doors and other builders work elements has helped to avoid any programme slippage to our clients”
Ken Morgan, Architect
The bathroom design suited our 650DX shower pod- this was manufactured in three sections to enable easy access into the property, pivot shower door and a shower valve with fixed shower head were also installed to the pods.
Main contractors United Living carried out the installation of the showers, Pat Chapman site manager called off the showers required for each block on a weekly basis.
“The Shower pods were delivered within days of my call to Advanced Showers, this enabled the installers to start work immediately as soon as they came off the lorry, my installation team could install up to 10 showers per day, it saved so much time for me and my colleagues compared to a shower tray and tiles installation, plus the advantage of knowing they were completely leakproof”
Pat Chapman, Site Manager
With the students returning in September the University Estates and Maintenance Department have peace of mind, knowing that the showers will be used year on year without the ongoing maintenance issues from traditional shower tray installations.
To find out more about shower pods, and how they:
- Prevent leaks
- Reduce maintenance
- Are quick and easy-to-install
- Are long lasting (and more sustainable)