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10 December 2021/Insight

Forbes Professional helps PBSAs deliver highly specified schemes for the modern student.

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Hannah Forbes

Hannah Forbes

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Forbes Professional helps PBSAs deliver highly specified schemes for the modern student.

Despite the challenges of the past twelve months, purpose-built student accommodation has proven itself to be highly resilient and Forbes Professional is seeing numerous new high specification schemes emerging across the country. Driven by a rising demand, PBSAs can relieve pressure on local housing supplies and deliver a fantastic living experience.

Student amenities have come a long way in recent years, and the on-site laundry facilities are no exception. It is imperative that managed student accommodation providers ensure that they have a reliable partner in place for laundry provision and any on-going service requirements. Forbes Professional is a market leader in the supply and service of laundry equipment for PBSAs, working closely with clients through design and planning stages to installation and service support. Our projects range from installing commercial appliances within communal areas to the supply of kitchen and laundry appliances for the individual student apartments. We also work with large central laundry projects and count Bowmer Kirkland, Morgan Sindall, Wilmott Dixon amongst our clients as well as end stakeholders. Our National Account Manager John Dobbs is a true market expert and liaises closely with architects and project managers to ensure that we can deliver the right solution for each specific location. Our teams work to full CAD designs and assist with all of the relevant plumbing and electrical specifications.

Forbes Professional Engineers Unloading Miele Professional Washing Machines.

When planning to deliver a high-quality asset that will meet the demands of modern students, demonstrating strong ESG credentials and achieving well regarded BREEAM certification are always key objectives for PBSAs.  With environmental criteria being increasingly important, Forbes Professional can help clients extend their sustainability commitments beyond that point. Rental is also a more sustainable business choice; supporting a circular economy.  Forbes also chooses both our products and our manufacturers very carefully to enable our clients to benefit from the most energy, water and user efficient machines on the market. We are proud to be Miele’s national partner which gives PBSAs access to the only Global laundry Superbrand, and their exquisitely engineered, impressively efficient machines.

Choosing to lease commercial laundry equipment as opposed to making an outright purchase avoids costly upfront capital expenditure or unforeseen service and maintenance costs. Forbes’ in-house engineers fully install all equipment, certifying it for safe use. We then provide a multi- award-winning service support, at no extra cost for the life of the contract.  All on-going account management is handled centrally from our head office for a streamlined and expedited response. We understand the importance of delivering uninterrupted services to the end user and pride ourselves on our same/next day engineer response.

Are you planning your next PSBA scheme? We would love to hear from you. Talk to us in the early stages so that we can help you make the right decisions when it comes to the laundry design.

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