Colourful Crown for Housing Trust


A supported living home in Norfolk has been refreshed using products from Crown Trade in a bespoke colour scheme devised for the project by Crown’s colour consultants.

Saffron Housing Trust’s in-house repairs and maintenance team repainted 20 en-suite bedrooms, the living room and dining area, as well as the corridors and stairwells at Grays Fair Court in New Costessey, near Norwich. One of Saffron Housing Trust’s four ‘housing with care’ accommodation sites, it consists of 34 ‘housing with support and care’ flats, 20 respite care beds for patients recovering from surgery and day care facilities.

As the building remained in use by customers and staff throughout, the painting had to be carried out sensitively with the team working carefully around customers over a period of several months. Crown Trade’s premium water-based products including Clean Extreme and Fastflow as well as its range of fire retardant Timonox products were used for the project.

Crown’s in-house colour experts worked closely with Saffron to devise a colour scheme drawing on bright, bold colours including deep purples, pinks and oranges in different areas and each combined with a complementary neutral shade. The scheme specified different core colours for each corridor and stairwell to assist with wayfinding and help residents who may struggle with navigating their way around the building, especially for those suffering from dementia.

Andrew Youngs, planned improvements team leader from Saffron Housing said, “This was the first time we had specified Crown Trade products on such a large-scale project and have been really pleased with both the level of service and the products supplied. The colour team were really helpful, giving us several different options to choose from, and we’ve had great feedback so far from residents and staff about the new scheme.

Colourful Crown for Housing Trust
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