A brief history
In the 1850s Hugh Owen led a small group of patriots in a mission to raise a large enough sum of money to establish an educational environment of university level status.
In 1872 on Aberystwyth Sea front, the university was opened with a tiny group of 26 students and an even smaller teaching staff of 3.
These days Aberystwyth University is a thriving hub of activity with a student body of nearly 12,000 and a teaching staff of 900, which is 300 times more than the early days of 1872.
The university has worked hard to gain multiple achievements including the accolade of being the 4th best place to study teaching and learning, the 5th best place in the world for student satisfaction and is also voted the safest place in the UK to be a student.
These are just some of the things that make Aberystwyth University great, and so when Amwell were chosen to provide their new university washrooms at the Llanbadarn Centre we were delighted to be part of something so special.
Washrooms to stand the test of time
Aberystwyth University clearly want to ensure that their establishment is reflected in the best light possible and a daily facility such as the washroom and changing areas are a big part of this. Their washroom cubicles need to be strong and long lasting but they also need to look smart and reflect the modern aspirations of their thriving student body.
With this in mind Splash toilet cubicles and solid surface vanity units were chosen. Warm oak solid grade laminate and Thunder solid surface not only look cool, stylish and contemporary but they are extremely hard wearing and easy to maintain; universities are busy places and with a potential traffic volume of 2,500 Aberystwyth needed something to stand the test of time.
A quality installation by Real Contract Services
A quality finish is not only determined by a quality product but also a quality installation. Real Contract Services did a fantastic job installing Amwell’s Splash cubicles, duct panels and vanity units and were a thoroughly professional, reliable and skilled company to work with.
Managing director Alan Britten had this to say about his experience with Amwell:
“We have been working with Amwell now for nearly 3 years with some outstanding results. The Amwell product range is excellent, backed up by customer service of the highest standard”
All round experience
University life is an “all round” experience and ensuring that building works are completed to the highest standard makes such a difference to an establishment. Amwell systems and Real Contract Services are certainly proud to have been part of the difference at Aberystwyth University.