SWS Case Studies

The Printworks, Student Accommodation, Exeter

This 492 bed student accommodation scheme was built on the site of a large printing factory placed in the centre of the city, James Townsend Printers, hence the current name of ‘The Printworks’.

This was a challenging brief for SWS as it involved extensive scheduling input and had to include items proven for their durability owing to predicted heavy use. To support the client’s brief to be ‘better than any other student accommodation in the city’, SALTO electronic access control locks together with UNION mortice locks and HOPPE lever handles were supplied. Ironmongery was packed into 700+ door sets for each of the doors and owing to a shortage of storage on site, deliveries were programmed with the main contractor to suit them.

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