An Aston-based firm of building services engineers has landed work to equip two new halls of residence for students studying in the West Midlands.
JS Wright, based at Portland Street, has been awarded contracts worth more than £2 million to provide the radiators, heating and plumbing for a total of more than 1,000 rooms at the schemes in Birmingham and Coventry.
The deals will bring to 10,000 the total number of new rooms that JS Wright has equipped at students residences throughout the UK since it entered the market in 1990.
The company has been commissioned by Unite, the UK's largest provider of student accommodation, to equip all 688 rooms at Gosford Street in Coventry, and by Keyhaven to fit out 450 rooms at Bath Row in Birmingham JS Wright will be working stage by stage on prefabricated pods incorporating bedrooms with showers, kitchens and communal areas for both developments, which are scheduled for completion in August 2007.
Mike Neale, student accommodation divisional manager for JS Wright, said: "We are delighted to be contributing to the regeneration of Birmingham and Coventry as centres of learning."