Products from Johnstone’s Trade’s portfolio have helped a Gateshead-based decorating contractor win a prestigious Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Award after they created a lasting impression on patients at a state-of-the-art, 24-bed dementia unit in Sunderland.
The unit, designed by Mapp Architects and led by main contractor Laing O’Rourke, is part of a £10 million new-build scheme at Monkwearmouth Hospital and is the first of its kind to open in the North East. W D Davison and Sons were recognised for their decorating work on the building at the prestigious 2013 Johnstone’s Painter of the Year Awards, claiming the top prize in the Health and Education category.
Thousands of litres of Johnstone’s Covaplus Vinyl Matt, Premium Contract Matt and Acrylic Eggshell were used throughout the unit by the decorators during a tight four-month timescale. The paint was used on corridors, offices, washrooms, stairwells, lounges, dining areas and doors throughout the unit, all of which now boast bold, fresh looks.
The unit also cleverly uses bespoke digitally created wallpapers supplied by Johnstone’s to adorn some of the walls, which include striking images of an early Sunderland map and the Sunderland seafront. Alongside the memory boxes outside residents’ rooms, the interior has been designed to evoke happy recollections from their past.