Planned preventative maintenance of St Catharine's College

St Catharine’s College
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Student Accommodation

A comprehensive analysis of student housing, this project utilised our expert knowledge of Cambridge colleges to inspect and offer recommendations for improvements.

The client instructed us to undertake an extensive condition overview for the college's ongoing refurbishments. The purpose of planned preventive maintenance is to preserve a property’s condition and prevent problems from occurring.

To conduct this service, we surveyed a percentage of rooms and areas within the college, looking at elements such as window glazing, ventilation, condition of fabrics, the kitchen and bathroom facilities.


As we work closely with many Cambridge colleges, our approach was to grade the student dormitories using other colleges as a benchmark for quality of accommodation. This provided a thorough report on the general expectation of student housing across the university, and how St Catharine’s compared.


Our reports were used to inform the college's maintenance and refurbishment plans and from our findings, we worked to develop a programme of what facilities should be prioritised to maintain a high level of accommodation for students.

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Stephen Drury

Head of Historic Building Consultancy

Experienced at handling properties ranging from  historic buildings to new build residential developments, Stephen excels in providing a practical approach to his clients. 

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