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Multi million pound college development assisted by Dulux Trade

  • 22 Jun 2018

Vision West Nottinghamshire College’s recent £50 million redevelopment has allowed for new buildings, facilities and opportunities, and Dulux Trade is proud to have been involved in the update of the state-of-the-art facilities.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College is the major provider of post-16 education in the Mansfield Area, providing training for 26,000 full and part-time students.

Dulux Trade’s lengthy relationship with Vision West Nottinghamshire College started with the partial refurbishment of the Studio School, where the team introduced an impactful colour scheme without moving the existing furniture.

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From there onwards, Dulux Trade built a working relationship with the college, which has resulted in work on several more projects. 

The most recent project saw the original brief to create a colour scheme which was designed for a more grown up client than the rest of the site, which is a 16+ college.

The university centre had to be an environment which could be used both day and evening by external business clients; it therefore required a professional finish suitable for meetings, as well as teaching.

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From this, Dulux Trade, with direction from IBI Architects Manchester, was able to create the desired effect.

The aim was to use on-trend shades of mustard and dark-watery teal across the trio of floors of the building to reflect the local landscape, while still introducing strong pops of colour.

The main product of choice was Dulux Trade Diamond Matt, a hardwearing, water-based matt emulsion paint that uses Dulux Trade’s Diamond Technology, ideal for high traffic areas.

The fact it is resistant to typical everyday stains means it will repeatedly wipe clean, without polishing up, which means it is ideal for colleges.

Lisa Pilley, Commercial Colour Consultant at AkzoNobel, who helped create the look and feel for Vision West Nottinghamshire, commented: “We worked closely with Vision West Nottinghamshire from the planning stages of this project, liaising with the architects to ensure a bespoke colour collaboration throughout the design.

“It was important that the space looked and felt right for its end-users which meant we were involved from the first approved architect drawings in order to provide a high level of support to both customer and contractor.”

Dulux Trade
ICI Paints AkzoNobel
Wexham Road
Slough
Berkshire
SL2 5DS
UK

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