The Canford Heath Road Development is a new affordable housing scheme being constructed on the site of the old Gravel Hill Police Station in Poole. Designed to provide 100 per cent affordable housing, the large development will consist of three blocks with 56 general needs flats in Blocks A and B in addition to Block C which will house six supported living flats for young people with complex needs. Construction is being undertaken by Dorset-based CG Fry & Son while the first phase interior decoration of Block C – the supported living accommodation – is being carried out by G H Marshall Decorators.
Having specified Crown Trade for use throughout the development, Poole Housing Partnership (PHP) worked closely with Crown’s technical team to finalise the product specification and create a tailored colour scheme to suit different areas of the development.
Formulated for use in high-traffic areas, Crown Trade’s Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt was used on the walls in the hallways, lift lobbies and other common areas within Block C, as well as private spaces including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms in the supported living flats. The interior woodwork was decorated using Crown Trade’s Fastflow Quick Drying Undercoat and Satin, while Crown Trade’s Covermatt emulsion was also applied to all the ceiling areas as part of the new development.
The colour scheme for the supporting living accommodation at Canford Heath Road was specified with assistance from Crown’s in-house colour specification team who suggested several different options that would meet required regulations while also creating the homely finish PHP was looking for. All the paint used for the project was tinted to the specified shades by the Crown Decorating Centre in Poole.