PAINTER & DECORATORS:
Johnstone's Aqua Water Based Gloss
Johnstone's Professional Gloss
Johnstone's Covaplus Vinyl Matt
Johnstone's Acrylic Durable Eggshell
Walls, Ceilings, Internal & External Metalwork
The £55.75 million development, which used a number of Johnstone’s Trade products won Silver in the Best Education Project category at the 2016 Partnership Awards. The project was undertaken by Morrison Construction on behalf of hub North Scotland and Shetland Islands Council.
Morrison Construction used Johnstone’s high performance Acrylic Durable Eggshell in off-white for the main wall areas and for creating the striking feature walls. Specified for its aesthetic qualities, Johnstone’s Durable Eggshell was used in off-white for the main walls and in a variety of colours to create striking feature walls. With excellent durability and washable properties, Acrylic Durable Eggshell was the ideal choice for the busy school environment including kitchen and bathroom areas.
For the ceilings, Johnstone's Covaplus Vinyl Matt was specified for its excellent opacity and coverage, with Johnstone's Aqua Gloss giving the doors, frames and skirting boards a traditional gloss finish with the added advantage of being quick drying and low odour during application.
Working with Morrison Construction, consultants within PPG Extra provided technical advice on product compatibility that resulted in a robust paint specification being written alongside a colour scheme, creating visually appealing and inspiring spaces for both the pupils and staff. Johnstone’s Trade are proud to provide paint for educational projects, knowing that we can encourage students learning, but also by enhancing the ways in which we can use our products, expertise of colour and design to meet the needs of our customer’s.
Anderson, the largest school in Lerwick, Shetland is a 4 storey school that caters for up to 1,180 pupils in addition to the 100-bed residential building. It includes new science labs, upgraded security and technology, a multipurpose space on the school’s east side, installation of air conditioning which the building did not previously have, improved learning spaces and handicap-accessibility features.
David Grainger, Specification Development Manager at PPG, said: “Working closely with Ryder Architecture, Morrison Construction and Nodram Decorators enabled robust technical and colour specifications to be put in place and using our network of decorating centres within the local area ensured the materials were delivered to site on time and in full. The school is a modern building with first-class facilities that will serve the staff, pupils and community - it's been a pleasure to be involved in this project.”