Case Study

NHS Trust Student Residence

  • Client

    Royal Cornwall Hospital

  • Sector area


  • Main contractor

    BAM Construction

  • Project

    Student residence

  • Location

    South West - Truro, Cornwall

  • Date

    October 2012 to January 2013

  • Description

    The Royal Cornwall Hospital’s NHS Trust is the principal provider of acute care services in Cornwall. It serves a
    population of around 450,000 people, and this figure is often doubled by holidaymakers during the busiest times of the year. The Trust employs approximately 4,700 staff and has a budget of around £300 million. Avonline Flooring fitted flooring in seven new four-storey accommodation buildings being constructed for medical students.

    A key challenge for the installation team was the tight deadline – the accommodation had to be completed and
    ready for occupation ahead of the new term to enable the new intake of medical students to take their places.
    Delays in the earlier stages of construction meant that the Avonline Flooring team had just half of its planned
    timespan available to complete its work. Nonetheless the flooring was completed on time.

  • Finishes

    Carpet tiles, vinyl, rubber flooring and entrance matting