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Taplanes pod showers for Grand Hotel refurb

Taplanes pod showers for Grand Hotel refurb

Taplanes helped Newcastle University renovate the Grand Hotel on Barras Bridge into student accommodation.

The historic Grand Hotel recently underwent a major refurbishment by Newcastle University. Originally built in 1902 the Grade II listed building was bought by the University in 1958 to accommodate students from across the globe. Located on Percy Street the hotel is part of a wider investment in facilities that includes the neighbouring INTO project.

The £2.5m renovation has modernised the facilities to meet tenant demands, improved the buildings environmental rating and using Taplanes® pod showers, increased the number of en suite rooms from 48 to 66.

With the client, Jonathan Braunton our specification engineer and regional representative selected the Grampian en suite pod as best suited to the job, with its rectangular shape echoing that of the rooms.

Taplanes specification engineer and regional representative Jonathan Braunton, selected the Grampian en suite pod as the best fit for the job.

This keystone development opened last September and is home to 600 international students, featuring science labs, a learning resource centre and 90-seat lecture theatre.

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