Aliva’s striking palette colours Telford’s schools of the future

Aliva UK has created seven façades in a striking palette of colours for an extensive new build schools project in Telford.

Aliva supplied nearly 10,000sqm of insulated render for Telford Wrekin Council’s initiative to create seven schools fit for the 21st Century.

Telford’s ‘Building Schools for the Future’ project required Aliva to work to a prescribed palette of materials and branding guidelines to deliver the ambitious project on time and on budget for architects FaulknerBrowns. The developer was Shepherd Construction.

Aliva’s brief was for bespoke finishes that could be installed quickly over large areas, while contributing to the schools’ energy efficiency. After consultation with the customer, Aliva recommended TermoK8® Minerale insulated render. It conforms to the need for a European Class A fire rating and U-Value thermal properties, as well as giving a crisp, textured finish. Aliva’s solution allowed the installation contractor JML to keep to a tight schedule of delivery deadlines.

Ercall Wood Technology College, state-of-the-art home to 900 students, is just one of the schools in Telford that is benefitting from beautiful Aliva UK finishes. The others are

  • Burton Borough School, Newport
  • Holy Trinity Academy, Priorslee
  • Telford Park School, Stirchley
  • Telford Priory School, Telford
  • Charlton School, Wellington
  • Lawley Primary School, Lawley

Aliva Managing Director James Ormerod said:

“As the UK’s leading supplier of facades, Aliva UK was well placed to deliver on this important project. The installers JML played a key part in this.

“The render provides a clean and colourful appearance across an extensive envelope on seven schools and sits well within with the Telford schools branding guidelines, which specify facing brick, insulated render or metal cladding.  The colour choices create a fresh, contemporary and uplifting mood for students and staff alike, while the thermal properties of the render deliver energy-saving benefits required for new-build educational establishments.”

Stephen Clendenning of FaulknerBrowns said:

“Using insulated render across all seven schools enabled us to achieve a high quality, contemporary aesthetic, combined with a consistency of performance and detailing. By varying the colours and proportions of the render in each of the schools, we were also able to create a unique appearance for each of the schemes”.