University of Sussex

Durable living spaces for students to call home

The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, Sussex, England. Its campus is located in the South Downs National Park and is a short distance away from Central Brighton. Their East Slope residences have standard townhouse rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and single ensuite rooms in the student village for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.


To accommodate their ever-growing number of students, the University of Sussex asked Balfour Beatty to take on the task of building new halls of residences. They then asked Bisley for simple, but well-made and durable fitted furniture; built to take the knocks of everyday student life. They were also on a very tight schedule, so hitting project deadlines were a must.


Bisley responded to the brief quickly and efficiently; providing a full and comprehensive service to design, manufacture, deliver and install all their furniture. This included fully fitted kitchen cupboards, drawers and larders for the kitchens and common areas, as well as bed frames, wardrobes, desks and shelves for all bedrooms, with the addition of our classic steel Note Pedestals.


Bisley vastly contributed to this project with long-lasting, cost effective furniture and exceptional service. From the design and production line, to the delivery and installation of the fitted furniture, Bisley helped the process run smoothly to make sure the new accommodation was ready ahead of the new academic year and met the clients’ needs.

“The main words you’d associate with Bisley are ‘quality’ and ‘reliability’, and they certainly proved to us that they’d earned these titles. All the furniture arrived in a timely fashion in good condition. It was also installed swiftly and seamlessly, so we were reassured of meeting all our deadlines. We’re sure these new halls of residence, combined with Bisley’s furniture, will give students a safe and sturdy environment to come home to after a long day of lectures.”

Geoff Grant, Project Director at Balfour Beatty

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