Godfrey Syrett secures £1.46m student accommodation contract

Godfrey Syrett secures £1.46m student accommodation contract

North East furniture manufacturer Godfrey Syrett has won a £1.46m contract to supply furniture to a major student accommodation scheme in Glasgow.

The firm was awarded the Foundry Courtyard contract by multinational infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, and will supply a range of accommodation furniture for the 5360bedroom development, as well as furnishing communal spaces, offices and reception areas.

Earlier this year Godfrey Syrett launched a dedicated fitted furniture division which works with main contractors in the construction sector on a national level, to deliver bespoke furniture solutions for new build projects within the education, defence, hospitality, commercial and healthcare sectors.

The firm has also recently announced the opening of a new dedicated accommodation showroom at its Durham manufacturing site, to showcase its newly designed range, ‘Work, Rest & Play’.

Godfrey Syrett is also delivering a £600,000 accommodation contract directly with the University of Edinburgh and has previously completed projects at Birmingham City University, Nottingham University, Kingston University and the University of Bedfordshire.

David Hall, group sales and marketing director at Godfrey Syrett said: “We are delighted to be working with Balfour Beatty on this exciting new development.  Over the last three years we have delivered and installed over 8,000 bedrooms. Given our wealth of experience in this sector we fully understand the expectations of modern student living. 

Our designs offer innovative, flexible storage and furniture solutions that are tailored to the end user and allow for easy re-configurability and tenant personalisation.  We will be working in close partnership with the construction team to take the project from design conception through to manufacture and installation to deliver a highly bespoke solution.”

Work began on the Glasgow development in November 2015, which comprises two blocks positioned around a central courtyard containing 149 self-contained studios and 387 bedrooms in cluster flats. Completion of the project is expected by spring 2017.

Phil Dorin, senior bid manager at Balfour Beatty Investments said: “We chose to work with Godfrey Syrett on the Foundry Courtyard project because of the excellent quality of their products, and their control of the manufacturing and installation process from start to finish.

“As our first direct let scheme, we selected Godfrey Syrett due to the strong relationships developed, which gave us the confidence that they were the right company to complete this journey with us.”



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