Leading fit-out and refurbishment specialist Overbury, has celebrated its appointment to the University of Warwick’s new five-year building refurbishment framework by delivering the first project for the scheme.
The London-headquartered firm has completed the refurbishment of eight lecture theatres for the University as well as installing new seating, lighting and the installation of technical equipment.
Penelope Mitchell, business development manager, Overbury, said: “We are proud to have delivered the first project through the University of Warwick’s building refurbishment framework. It is hugely exciting to be given the opportunity to continue our successful relationship with Warwick and to play a significant role in shaping world-leading learning environments at such a prestigious public research university.
“Overbury has vast experience of delivering innovative and collaborative fit-out and refurbishment projects for higher education clients throughout the UK, including multiple lecture theatres, classrooms and study areas for the likes of King’s College London, City University London, Aston University and the University of Westminster. Colleges and universities trust us for our unique expertise in their field, which is why over half of our work in the sector comes from repeat business.”
As part of the partnership with the University of Warwick, Overbury will work alongside the institute to offer world-class facilities to students, staff and visitors as they attempt to turn the University’s ambitious plans of creating a ‘campus of the future’ into a reality.
David Hammond, capital programme director, University of Warwick, said: “The University are delighted to appoint Overbury to the framework. The framework will provide a vehicle to realise [the] best value from our supply chain partners in terms of service, innovation and sustainability and through an established partnership, enable continuous learning to ensure projects are delivered to the high level of standards expected by our students and staff in a safe and cost-effective manner.
“The success of Overbury’s first project with the University awarded under this new framework, delivered on time and within budget, demonstrates the value of our continued relationship with Overbury and the value of the framework arrangements.”
The University of Warwick and Overbury have a history of partnerships, which has seen the fit-out specialist delivering several projects on behalf of the University over the past ten years.