York University information centre gets revamp by Britcon

The Yorkshire office of building and civil engineering company Britcon has completed a £68,000 refurbishment project for the Information Centre at the University of York.

The FastTrack project, which had to be completed in just three weeks, saw the Centre on the University’s Campus West being stripped out, reconfigured and refurbished by Britcon with new floor finishes, ceilings, improved lighting and feature walls.

Britcon also procured and installed new furnishings to allow the Information Centre to become more efficient in how it manages the flow and handling of visitors as well as its image presentation and information display.

Gary Ashmore, Head of Estates Development at the University of York said,

“This important reconfiguration and refurbishment project had to be completed in a very short timescale, in the heart of an occupied building which is located in one of the most publically visible and accessible parts of our Campus. The risk of things going awry was high but the Britcon team rose to the challenge, delivering a high quality end product on time and with minimum disruption to other building occupants.  The University is delighted with the new space.”

Britcon has extensive expertise in the education sector. It has recently completed major building and refurbishment projects for the University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield and Queen Ethelberga’s Collegiate.  Other projects include Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Roundhay Primary School in Leeds and Ward Green School in Barnsley.

As a business Britcon also actively engages with all the Education establishments with whom it works to support learning practices in the construction sector, setting coursework around its projects, and providing educational site visits and placement opportunities.

The multi award winning business has been established for more than 26 years and directly employs over 90 people. It is currently listed by the London Stock Exchange in its latest report of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Europe’.