Colour: Concrete Effect
Installation: Rivet Fix
Project Completed: The Colonnades, Croydon
The Collanades is an established leisure park incorporating over 1 million square feet of retails accommodation. Situated in a prominent area, the complex includes many well know stores such as John Lewis, Next Home, B&Q, Argos etc. The local council took on the renovation project a huge investment for the town as it had been badly affected by financial difficulties and caused businesses within it to close.
Valcan were recently asked to provide cladding for this huge renovation project in a material that was non-combustible, reliable and easy to fabricate as well as being budget friendly. This was achieved using our Vitrabond A2 grade which is very durable and versatile. Included in the specification was a special concrete effect cladding. This is created to give the effect of looking like the natural product but only being a fraction of the weight of the actual product.
Vitrabond is growing ever popular within the construction trade as it has so many benefits and is proving a reliable brand and product. It is stable, yet readily mouldable, extremely weather resistant, and very easy to install. Well established in the market, Vitrabond is recognised by Architects, Builders and Installers as the superior composite panel cladding solution. With the available option of FR and A2 core, Vitrabond is designed to make it simpler and more effective for you.
In this modern age of construction, we are seeing natural stone effects taking over a large part of design, not so much in the natural product but replicated as a print on to a much lighter material or as a compressed fibre cement product which again gives the look and feel of the actual stone whilst being only a fraction of the weight.
We offer a wide range of products to suit your requirements. Many of our products have extensive colour and finish options helping to give you the edge when it comes to design and style. Combined with our excellent lead times for production and stock holding we can make your projects stay on time and on budget everytime.
Croydon is a large town in South London and one of the largest commercial districts outside of Central London. In the middle ages, Croydon expanded as a market town and a centre for coal production, leather tanning and brewing.
Croydon is also home to a large college complex which together has over 13,000 students, the college offers university level subjects which include Art and Law. Croydon College works closely with businesses to ensure that any work related skills reflect the most up to date practices in the industry making sure they always stay relevant for both the immediate requirements and future. They work closely on student development, ensuring they give every opportunity in confidence, ambition and so much more.