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Leading paint manufacturer Crown Paints has secured a prestigious agreement with Bournemouth University which will see products from across the Crown Trade range used for future new build and refurbishment projects.
As the University’s sole supplier of paints and specialist coatings, Crown’s specification team has worked closely with the Bournemouth University’s facilities department to devise a bespoke paint package and colour scheme that will provide long term cost benefits and reduce ongoing maintenance requirements.
The chosen paint specification, which includes Crown Trade’s high performance Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt and Acrylic Eggshell, and water-based Fastflow Quick Dry Gloss, will now form part of the University’s official Design Standards Manual.
The new partnership between Bournemouth University and Crown Paints has already got off to a flying start with the announcement of two major new build projects. The painting work is already underway on Poole Gateway Building, a new state of the art teaching facility located on the University’s Talbot campus, and is being undertaken by SPP Fine Finishes from Weymouth. Crown Trade’s paints will also be used on the new Bournemouth Gateway building, which will become the new home for the University’s Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, as well as a new student accommodation scheme that will be designed and built on the same campus. Here the painting contract has been awarded to Dectech from Southampton and will commence in the summer.
As well as building a positive working relationship with Bournemouth University, the new solus agreement has also enabled Crown Paints to develop stronger links with the local community. Most recently, the Crown Decorating Centre in Poole donated paint and sundries products to the Stable Family Home Trust in Ringwood, which provides living and day care support for young adults with learning disabilities. The supplies were used to decorate the Trust’s drama room.
Commenting, Rick White, maintenance services manager for Bournemouth University said: “This is a very exciting time for Bournemouth University and we have a number of projects both in the pipeline and nearing completion. We are pleased to have Crown Paints on board as a key supplier and are confident that the close working relationship that we have already developed will bring numerous benefits going forward.”
Joanne Thomas, specification sales manager for Crown Paints added: “We are delighted to have formalised our working relationship with Bournemouth University and for Crown Paints to have been chosen as its sole paint supplier. Going forward we will be providing valuable specification and colour scheming advice as well as technical support and product advice in line with specific performance and budgetary requirements.
This is an exciting time for University, with several exciting schemes underway and more in the pipeline, and we are looking forward to seeing the schemes come to fruition.”