University of Birmingham, Medical School Wolfson Restaurant
University of Birmingham
Medical School Wolfson Restaurant Refurbishment
Project Duration:
12 Weeks

Following a severe flood, the Wolfson Restaurant suffered extensive water damage. Murray & Willis were appointed as Principal Contractor to undertake a complete refurbishment of the dining area, kitchens, toilets, circulation areas and ancillary rooms.

Prior to the refurbishment works commencing the University employed a specialist flood restoration company to environmentally clean up the damaged area and ‘dry out’ the flood and surrounding areas.  This involved sheeting over the whole floor and introducing dehumidifiers with a series of flexible air ducts underneath the sheeting.

Once the area had dried out it became apparent that the concrete sub structure floor was damaged resulting in instability of the floor.

We sourced and employed a specialist floor re-enforcement contractor to break up damaged sections of the floor and apply special strengthening materials to re-stabilise the floor.

An M&E contractor was appointed to carry out the refurbishment work element.  These works included repairs and modifications to the existing ventilation and heating systems, new lighting, new floor finishes, mains power, data cabling and fire alarm re-configuration.

A nominated contractor was engaged to supply and install bespoke new kitchen equipment, servery counters and associated bespoke fixtures and fittings.

Ceramic wood plank effect flooring was laid to the dining area covering approximately 300 sq. metres.  New curved bulkheads were installed following the contour line of the servery below, decorations were carried out by our in house decorating department and a new feature joinery wall was supplied and installed with feature coloured L.E.D lighting. Finally, new furniture and graphics were supplied and installed at the end of the project.

The works were completed to a very high standard, on time and within budget to the complete satisfaction of the client and end users.