Coulson Building Group were appointed as main contractor to refurbish the front of house areas of the hotel and new internal finishes throughout the ground floor and guest rooms located on the upper floors.
Originally a standard hotel, the client decided to develop the building into Cambridge’s first city centre aparthotel. The main works consisted of installing a new kitchenette within each of the bedrooms along with a total revamp of the ensuite shower rooms. Within the bedrooms, modern low energy light fittings were installed along with all new flooring, decorations and furniture. Within the ground floor a new reception lobby, meeting room and cafeteria were formed.
The external works consisted of making good the existing sash windows, general decorations, new flooring to the balconies and signage.
The project had an extremely tight programme to ensure the works were completed before the peak time of summer holidays. We were able to hand the building back to the client before the holidays of which was mainly due to careful planning, close collaboration and open discussions with the project team and utilising our very own efficient and experienced supply chain who are familiar working on city centre projects.