Novus wins Thistle hotel refurb contract in Aberdeen


Maintenance and refurbishment specialist Novus Property Solutions has completed a high profile contract with Thistle Hotels to completely renew 26 bedrooms and bathrooms at the Thistle Aberdeen Altens hotel.

The contractor worked in close partnership with the hotel groups’ building projects manager to devise a programme and agree a specification to suit their budget, whilst adhering to Thistle’s high quality, contemporary branding.

The project involved ripping out 26 bedrooms and bathrooms across one floor of the hotel, before installing new bathroom suites and showers, together with the full redecoration of the bedrooms, the Novus team carrying out joinery, plumbing, electrical works, tiling, plastering, painting and the replacement of lighting and fittings.

The hotel remained open throughout the project and plans were put in place to minimise disruption for guests, visitors and staff during the work, which began in January. Operations Manager Allan Milligan and his projects team from Novus’ Glasgow office completed the contract within budget and on schedule over a compressed five week programme, the Novus team working seven days a week while staying overnight in the hotel and enjoying an excellent working relationship with the friendly Thistle staff.

Derek Ferguson, strategic operations manager at Novus, said: “We are delighted that our team of multi-skilled operatives have performed beyond the clients’ expectations by delivering a benchmark quality refurbishment on our first project for Thistle, and look forward to continuing our partnership with the group in the future.”

Alexandra Young, building projects manager for Thistle Hotels, commented: “The upgrading of the Thistle Aberdeen Altens bedrooms and bathrooms is the first project Novus has completed for us as a client. The successful completion within a quick turnaround programme, and the resulting high quality of the handed over end product, will, without doubt, lead to us doing more business with Novus in the near future.

“I have been impressed from the professional manner in which the management team had procured the project, through the various stages to the skill base of the workmen on site who excelled on the quality of the final finished product. I will have no problem working with Allan and his team again within the Scottish region, and can only look forward to other offices within Novus in the southern areas of the UK delivering a similar high level of service and consistency for future projects”

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