Macmillan Academy, eager to promote sustainability and design throughout the interior fabric of their academy have used Yeoman Shield wall protection products to help achieve their goal.
Based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Macmillan academy, responsible for the education of nearly 1500 pupils between the ages of 11-18, have spread their facilities across various site buildings that were built anytime from the 1940s to 2011, to accommodate the students.
Wanting to provide an aesthetic modern synergy between older parts of the academy and the new, along with reducing repair and redecoration requirements, Yeoman Shield wall protection products were chosen to be fitted along the corridors of the Drama and Maths departments.
After a site survey was carried out by an Area Sales Manager, 2.0mm thick wall protection panels in Yeoman Shield’s FalmouthEx finish were installed on corridor walls at 1250mm high in Dusty Grey. Alternate panels were placed at 2500mm high in mid grey offering a decorative yet functional scheme that is modern, clean and attractive to the eye.
Corners vulnerable to damage by people passing through and the movement of equipment, were also protected with Yeoman Shield 75 x 75mm corner protection angles in contrasting Graphite Grey colour. On the ramp areas of the hallways there is the addition of Yeoman Shield’s 50mm dia. PVCu handrail in Mid Grey mounted on cream PVCu under slung brackets.
Installed by Yeoman Shield’s directly employed fixing operatives the wall and corner protection will help to maintain the pristine interior of the busy school for many years to come whilst helping to promote sustainability by reducing the amount of maintenance work that will be required in the future.
“Finding a sustainable solution that assisted in the reduction of annual repair costs to some areas of our older building stock was paramount as we embarked on this project. With over 1700 young people and staff moving about our site daily, we wanted to create spaces that both felt fresh and clean whilst also improving the overall image of some of our older spaces.
“Yeoman Shield was excellent from start to finish, great communication and advice during the quotation process. Their own dedicated fitting teams were super-efficient and met with all our H&S requests. Ultimately the end product is stunning and we are seriously considering rolling this programme out over further areas within the Academy.” Commented Mrs A. Jackson – Estates Director, Macmillan Academy.
For more information on cost effective wall & door protection from Yeoman Shield go to www.yeomanshield.com or call 0113 279 5854.