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Rebrand of Nottinghamshire Academy

Specialist contractor, Cladding Coatings has completed the external refurbishment, rebranding and renovation of the Dukeries Academy in Nottinghamshire during an extensive period of bespoke works.

The Academy Transformation Trust approached Cladding Coatings when it became clear that the existing, 1960’s education complex was not projecting the correct external image. Not only was a refurbishment of the buildings and facilities required to deliver the best environment for both students and staff, the Trust was also aware that the new look needed to apply to the academy as a whole.

Full regeneration of the academy’s facilities was required to promote its image as a successful, proactive, and safe working environment for students and staff alike. Therefore, the project comprised not only refurbishment construction works, but also a full rebrand of the academy’s image. This included a fully revised colour scheme, which in turn formed the basis for the new logo.

To ensure brand cohesion academy-wide, before beginning work on-site Cladding Coatings developed visual mock-ups – at no further cost to the client - of the rebrand and refurbishment. This allowed the Trust to fully visualise the results of the project to be certain they were fully satisfied before the work began. In addition to the digital mock-ups, on-site samples were also provided for approval, this also allowed testing of the chosen coating system.
The upmost importance was given to the project not affecting the operations of the Academy and also ensuring the safety of both the operatives and students alike.

“We have worked closely with Cladding Coatings to undertake a transformational piece of work addressing an outdated secondary academy with a particularly tired external building fabric. We worked closely with Mike and his team throughout an extremely easy design process, which enabled the academy to view different colour options and paint specification prior to agreeing the final brief” said Edward Thomas of Academy Transformation Trust.

With a broad scheme of works affecting all areas of the academy, it was necessary that the project was completed during school term time. Therefore, it was vital that the work did not have any negative impact on the students’ learning. The Trust and the contractor, thoroughly and carefully coordinated the works to ensure that the academy’s day-to-day operations were not affected by the project, and all classes could proceed as normal.

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