Student Castle, York

Student Castle, York

Traditional is our specialty, so when we were asked to bring it to the 21st century at the aptly named Student Castle, we were in our element. Most large commercial projects are time-driven, and this one was no different. This meant early starts and late finishes, but from the outset, it became apparent this would be time well spent.

From initial discussions with the client, this would be a highly versatile job. After a thorough consultation and planning process, we were ready to start.

On the site, we laid two styles of wood floor to create a stunning combination. The first, an oak herringbone parquet floor with twin-border, which was finished in a Juncker’s high-performance lacquer. We combined this with classic tiled flooring created from machined end-grain; then fitted the two materials parallel for the desired effect. The result was something uniquely modern that managed to retain its traditional roots subtly.

With a look and feel appropriate to York’s rich history, our client could showcase its facilities to the high-end of the student market – a success.

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VINCI Construction UK

300+ sq.m.


Student Property
Classic tilled wooden flooring
Herringbone parquet
Junckers lacquer
Oak wood floor