Brick cleaning of student accomodation in historic Grade II listed building

Facilities support services for FHP Waterside

Student accomodation undergoes full modernisation before student arrive in September 2023


Brooklands were delighted to be part of Unipol Housing’ summer project restoring the Grade II listed building Cotton House in Nottingham. The project involved a full refurbishment and modernisation of the student accomodation before they re-opened the doors to students in 2023!


The building which was build in 1883, holds many original features which are paramount to the building’s unique character and beauty.  Originally serving Nottinghams local textile industry, it is now student accomodation for those studying at both Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham.


Our services focused on the high level exterior cleaning including exterior steam clean of the bricks and sills and gutter cleaning to ensure they are clear and so no serious maintenenace issues arrise from blocked gutters.


The exteriors were covered in vegitation and debris and the gutters were blocked. It was really important that the bricks and stone work was not damaged and that requires knowledge of cleaning techniques for different surfaces.


This was our first project working with Unipol Housing who seleted Brooklands for our experienced and expertees in exterior cleaning of old buildings including heritage properties like Cotton Mills.


Brooklands were asked by 3 different companies to work on the project and look forward to working with these companies again in the future.

The clean


Prior to the clean traffic management was put in place including two road closures for the duration of the clean.
The building was 5 stories high and required scaffolding and mobile elevated work platforms to reach the high reach exterior and gutters. We hold all the insurance and training to use the access equipment.


The project lasted 1 month with 2 operatives working onsite.


Our services included –


Our trained technicians provide full report once the jobs are complete to use as part of their health and safety record and audits.


We can tailor our cleaning services to meet your exact requirements.


Would you like to find out more about our exterior cleaning or restoration cleaning serivces? To find out more or get a quote get in touch with our team today 📩  or 📞 0800 292 23 25.

Location: Nottingham
Contract start date: July 2023
Client: Cotton Mills Student Accomodation for unipol housing
Services:  Exterior Building Steam Cleaning including Brick Cleaning, Stone Cleaning & Gutter Cleaning

Before and after showing the cleaning of the stone window sill at Cotton Mills.