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Mansell takes over Ocon’s Loughborough work

22 May 13 Mansell has taken over a £8.8m fast-track fit-out of two halls of residence on the campus of Loughborough University.

How the refurbished Falk-Egg halls will look
How the refurbished Falk-Egg halls will look

Ocon Construction began work in December before it fell into administration in March this year.

The first phase of work involves the refurbishment and upgrade of the Eggington halls of residence. The second phase will see improvement works at the nearby Falkner site.

The existing Falk-Egg halls, constructed in 1974, are made up of 73 two- and three-storey accommodation blocks previously housing 584 student rooms. One bedroom from each of the three-storey blocks will be removed to provide enhanced communal living and kitchen space.

A full refurbishment of the halls, sub-warden flats, reception and games room will be completed. This will include asbestos removal, mechanical and electrical upgrades together with the fitting of new floors, ceilings, kitchens and bathrooms. In addition, furniture, fixtures and fittings will be replaced and the blocks redecorated.

The new accommodation will be ready by September 2013 with the second phase due to complete by December 2013. Work will follow in the New Year by work to replace exterior doors and windows, re-roofing and landscaping.

Mansell was already working on site at Loughborough University on a new Health Exercise and Bioscience building that will serve as a new National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine.

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