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Colorcoat engineers success for Jarrow School

8 December 2011 No Comment

When it came to providing the colourful finishing touch to a new multi-million secondary school in Tyne and Wear, Colorcoat® went straight to the top of the class with its ability to meet the many demands of modern educational buildings.


Modern, state-of-the-art school with a striking design


The steel wall cladding for Jarrow School, a designated Specialist School of Engineering, had to fulfil a long list of criteria. Not only did it have to be in the school colours of vivid blue and yellow, it had to be sustainable, durable and, crucially, installed with as little disruption to daily student life as possible.

And the Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® range of pre-finished steel certainly passed the test, providing the ideal answer for project architects Ryder Architects, which was tasked with creating a modern, state-of-the-art school with a striking design.



A big tick for this £20 million school

There’s no doubt the end result has top marks. A stadium-like space is the hub of the school’s design, with five individual teaching wings extending from the central space, providing multi-purpose blocks which can be secured individually enabling the school to hire out the rooms for the benefit of the local community.



And it’s a sense of community which is instilled in students through the use of school colours for the exterior of the building. Lemon Yellow, Wedgewood Blue and Albatross in Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® combine to create the school’s palette, offering outstanding colour stability and gloss retention to ensure the finished bold design remains vivid and vibrant.

The pre-finished steel certainly passed the test


This school certainly achieves top marks


With all the manufacturing of the Colorcoat® pre-finished steel panels taking place off-site, students could continue to learn during the school’s construction. And thanks to the unrivalled corrosive resistance of each panel – backed up by the unique Confidex® guarantee exclusively by Tata Steel – the exterior is maintenance free for years to come.

This giving Colorcoat® a big tick when it comes to ongoing maintenance costs and an A-grade when it comes to providing the right solution for this £20 million school.

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