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Pannell House, Leicester

This was a student commercial residential project, converting a city centre office block into 54 studio apartments for ‘smart’ student living.

Zone Developments create premium developments in the Midlands and beyond. BWP Plastering Services Ltd were contracted to undertake the plastering package throughout. The client wanted to produce luxury student accommodation combined with state of the art technologies to bring a 'smart' living approach to accommodation.

The client requested a turnaround of 14 weeks and the project was completed on time and in budget.

Our aim was to complete one floor per week in order to carry out the work in the most time efficient and clean manner whilst also allowing other contractors to move into designated areas. Unfortunately, there were some challenges with this project due to unforeseen delays in light of COVID-19. As the windows were delayed, we needed to find ways of keeping the program timetable on track. We achieved this by plastering all rooms, leaving the window walls until a later date once the windows were installed. We then revisited these areas to complete.

The client requested that existing walls in the stairwells were patched and re-skimmed as the existing walls were solid. We patched all the services, prepared the walls with Gypbond by British Gypsum and re-skimmed all walls in these areas.

There were existing concrete columns in the building that required concrete repair. BWP Plastering Services Ltd used angle grinders to cut back to the rebar to create a clean finish. This was then cleaned and treated with Fosroc HB45 primer and added two 10mm coats of Fosroc render rock HB45 to all damaged areas.

BWP Plastering Services Ltd used multifinish by British Gypson to plaster walls and ceilings on all levels throughout the building.

Client Name

Zone Developments

Job Location

Pannell House, Leicester

Date Completed

April 2021