Products: Vitrabond

Project Completed: Ashford College

Ashford college offers a number of full and part-time qualifications for residents in and around Ashford and East Kent. By them you’ll benefit from excellent lecturers, a high level of student support and, because they are part of the Hadlow Group, you can be confident that the quality of their provision is exceptional. In September 2017, Ashford College will relocate to a brand new campus on Elwick Road. Just a stone’s throw from Ashford International train station, the new campus will offer state-of-the-art teaching facilities and provide an inspiring backdrop to an outstanding education. To reflect the modern innovative design, the architects opted for a metallic finish to accent areas of the building in contrast to the white concrete. The colour used was Vitrabond’s Chromatic Tiger to create a dramatic colour changing effect depending on the angle of the sun.

About Ashford College:

Ashford College offers a number of part-time and and full time qualifications for residents in and around Ashford and East Kent. By choosing Ashford you will benefit from excellent lecturers, a high level of student support. Courses are designed to suit the individual varying needs of the students. Whether you are looking for a career change, an apprenticeship of just wondering what to do next, Ashford college have a course for you.

About Vitrabond:

Vitrabond is composed of two aluminium cover sheets sandwiched with a special homogeneous core material. It is a simple concept, resulting in outstanding
surface flatness and high workability, with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio.

Vitrabond is well suited for both exterior and interior architectural applications, as well as for industrial and specialty product designs. Applications include
exterior cladding, signage, corporate ID, column covers, interior partitions, canopies, equipment enclosures and kiosks. The creative possibilities of Vitrabond
really have no limits.

The versatility, combined with the availability of different panel fixing and jointing methods for vertical and horizontal joints, angles and curves, result in a
smooth building envelope with no reduction in surface integrity.

Vitrabond ACP offers a unique combination of features and benefits that few other products can match.

About Ashford:

Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. It lies on the River Great Stour at the south edge of the North Downs, about 61 miles (98 km) southeast of central London and 15.3 miles (24.6 km) northwest of Folkestone by road. In the 2011 census, it had a population of 74,204. The name comes from the Old English æscet, indicating a ford near a clump of ash trees. It has been a market town since the 13th century, and a regular market continues to be held.

Ashford has been targeted as a key area for population development since the 1960s. In 1959, the London County Council negotiated 5000 new homes to be built in Ashford as overspill from London, which created most of what is now South Ashford and Kennington. The Buchanan Report, published in 1967, identified Ashford as a major town for growth. In 2001, Ashford was identified as one of four key areas for expansion in South East England. Subsequently, the Ashford’s Future Company was set up to support a mix of publicly and privately funded projects in the town.

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