Supplying products or services to an over-running development or new-build project is never easy. Meticulous planning and scheduling, driven by agile and efficient project management, is key to providing excellent solutions in a tight time-frame.
Working closely with specialist furnished accommodation providers like universities, hotels and serviced apartments across the UK, Hypnos Contract Beds (HCB) is used to providing bespoke and scalable sleep solutions to new-build projects as well as refurbishments.
Hypnos has a long history of trusted product and service quality, supplying some of the world’s most renowned hotel brands, offering both comfort and pioneering environmental and sustainable credentials. Supplying large-scale mattress, bed and sofa bed provisions, complying to the highest safety, fire, smoke and hygiene standards, with versatile space-saving storage options, mean it is fully prepared for many different needs throughout a live project.
The royal warrant holder has a range of project-facing processes which come into play as a project nears completion and the time for furniture delivery approaches. From here, scheduling can be fine-tuned for a single floor-by-floor solution or a multi-phase installation over a series of days to minimise disruption.
For instance, within the student living sector, HCB works hand in hand on a weekly basis with both universities themselves and private accommodation providers to get live updates on project statuses. This is then used by the project and production teams to create a bespoke disposal, delivery and installation plan to suit the property’s completion and occupancy needs.
Meeting changing needs
Stephanie Girvan, business development manager for the student living market at Hypnos Contract Beds, said: “Whether we’re supplying a dozen or a thousand beds, we are able to meet the ever-changing needs of projects and developments of all sizes due to our ongoing communication, adaptability and importantly, scalability.
“Universities and private accommodation providers across the UK work with our team at Hypnos because not only can we provide the ultimate sustainable sleep solution, but we can provide a hassle-free old bed disposal service, along with our delivery and in-room-installation service as and when it is needed on a live project and with minimal disruption.”
Whether a project is completed early, on time or over-running, these same processes come into play and can be used. One tactic which helps ensure minimum disruption to both the bed provision itself and any current occupants is Hypnos’ pre-installation questionnaire. This questionnaire provides all the necessary information for the bed installation ahead of time, with anything HCB needs to be aware of, including any ongoing maintenance work and, crucially, building access and restrictions for a full health and safety review.
This is an excellent example of communication playing a fundamental role in the smooth delivery of the product to a new or changing project.
As with most refurbishment or upgrading projects, it is important not only that new, high-quality sustainably designed and 100% recyclable Hypnos beds are installed, but that the old beds are taken away and recycled in an efficient, professional and timely manner.
This is an added-value service that HCB introduced some 10 years ago and is a key part of its ongoing commitment to pioneering sustainability within the industry.
Working with a sustainable and ethical bed supplier such as Hypnos, which has been carbon neutral for over eight years, allows universities to boost their own green credentials. This is something which is of utmost importance, as modern, discerning students want products, services and experiences with positive environmental impact.
To find out more about Hypnos Contract Beds’ sustainable sleep solutions, head to: www.hypnoscontractbeds.com