The application of large vertical fins and plant screen louvres has recently finished at a prestigious college in Stafford.
The fins are made of aluminium and coated using woodgrain effect powder-coating, as real timber would have proven too heavy given the length of span. Maple implemented modern methods of construction by pre-assembling the fins offsite at our Stockport factory to enable easier installation and maintain a better handle on quality. The timber-effect fins not only clad the faces of the college, but also form a ‘roof’ across a large, curved façade.
The new building has been named a ‘Skills and Innovation Hub’ and provides a range of new benefits for Stafford College students such as a four-court sports hall, state-of-the-art skills and construction facilities and a 300-seat auditorium.