Grass Valley - Case Study
With around 40 washrooms to renovate, Berkshire’s Grass Valley approached us to map out a phased process of work to upgrade and refurbish its male, female and disabled washrooms as well as changing rooms and showering areas.
The first phase saw us undertake the complete renovation of the washrooms within 10 areas of the site. The client was looking to have a uniform feel throughout the site’s facilities, maintaining high durability, ease of cleaning and strong hygiene standards throughout.
As part of the specification, all the walls in the washrooms were to be clad in Altro Whiterock and the floors in Altro Walkway safety vinyl flooring. Altro is a manufacturer of high quality materials that boast renowned health and safety benefits and more than 100 years under their belt.
Following the installation of these materials, we fitted solid grade laminate toilet cubicles. This material is one of the most robust on the market and being completely impervious to water, will never swell, weaken, or break from ingress water. This material was also used to construct the under frames for all the vanity units at Grass Valley which carried high pressure laminate worktops in most areas, while some meeting areas and customer facing washrooms carried a Corian solid surface vanity top.
Some washrooms required integrated plumbing systems, concealing all the pipework and services within a hidden void clad with solid grade laminate. These duct sets were then partnered with back to wall toilets to deliver a clean, minimalist look and easy clean functionality.
In the disabled washrooms, we installed all the fittings to comply with Doc-M of Building Regulations, including grab rails of a contrasting colour to the walls so that visually impaired visitors can use them with ease.
All rooms were completed with brushed stainless steel Fast Dry hand dryers and PIR lighting so that the lights only come on when a user is actually in the room.
These renovations make up the first two phases of on-going works, which will resume next year in 2020.