Crown Paints has donated a selection of its most popular paint products to create a vibrant learning hub as part of a community make-over project organised by national contractor, Novus Property Solutions.
The project involved refurbishing a dilapidated prefab building for Bromley Pensnett Primary School in Birmingham, to create the new Novus Learning Hub which will become a valuable resource for the wider community as well as school pupils and staff.
The project, which took 15 operatives two weeks to complete, was delivered by Novus as part of its ‘Big Five’ competition to celebrate five years since the company rebranded to Novus Property Solutions. Bromley Pensnett Primary School was selected out of all the applications in the West Midlands area, as the new Learning Hub will directly impact the whole community, not just the school itself.
Crown Paints stepped in to help Novus complete the project with the Crown Decorating Centre in Dudley delivering the products needed; Crown Trade Acrylic Eggshell; Crown Trade Vinyl Matt; Crown Trade’s Fastflow Quick Dry Primer Undercoat and Gloss and Sadolin Superdec. The new Novus Learning Hub features a striking orange and grey interior colour scheme to reflect Novus’ distinctive branding with the paint donated all colour-matched by Crown Decorating Centre staff to the specific RAL reference codes specified.
In addition, during the two-week long project, the building was also fully landscaped outside, with the steps leading to both external doors rebuilt and new signage created. The Novus team installed a new roof, new PVC external cladding, new internal and external doors, a new heating system and new kitchenette area.