CASE STUDY – PIMLICO ACADEMY AUDITORIUM
Pimlico Academy - Auditorium
Perforated Aluminium Wall Cladding Panels
Pattern GA PPS252
GA Ano-Sil Anodised
Westminster City Council
Project Background PIMLICO ACADEMY - AUDITORIUM Pimlico Academy is a Visual and Performing Arts College based in Westminster, London. Pimlico benefitted from the £152million BSF (Building Schools for the Future) Programme (under Westminster Council) where they secured funds for a new sports hall that includes a new gym open to the wider public, an all weather floodlight pitch and a new community library and education centre. The project aim was to significantly improve the sporting and education facilities at the school. Gooding Aluminium clad the sports auditorium walls with their lightweight, perforated aluminium wall panels, the ‘GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels provided fantastic acoustics for the hall which is being enjoyed by over 1500 pupils.
Project Details Gooding Aluminium’s project role was to supply individually-punched, slotted hole, perforated aluminium panels and trays. Each item had a 25mm plain border in GA Ano-Sil Anodised finish. The GA Ano-Sil anodised surface provides a durable long lasting effect that can be easily wiped clean to maintain its silky smooth appearance. With the Academy due to open for the beginning of the new school year in early September, time was of the essence and Gooding Aluminium were able to provide a speedy production and finishing time of just 18 days for the 90 panels and trays, ensuring the auditorium opened on schedule. Aluminium awareness information Key Facts: • • • • • •
Aluminium is great for incorporating into weight sensitive applications, such as this one. Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own recycling costs! Recycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it. All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations. Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel. Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.
About Gooding Aluminium Gooding Aluminium was established in 1979, continuous growth and innovation has led GA to become an established and respected national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and 'made to order' aluminium products with 'invisible' fixing solutions. We are dedicated to providing a highly responsive service to match the requirements of each ‘made to order’ customer and alternatively in providing a quick and easy on-line facility for those wishing to purchase aluminium stock materials and products for immediate dispatch. Gooding Aluminium is based in the rejuvenated Docklands development area of London, about 3 miles from the Olympic Park, reflects the dynamic nature of an industry that is in the midst of continuous change to meet the commercial, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century. Our products and services are continually recommended by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Contractors having successfully been incorporated in many outstanding projects and applications. You can read our testimonials here.
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Published on Oct 11, 2010
Pimlico Academy is a Visual and Performing Arts College based in Westminster, London. Pimlico benefitted from the £152million BSF (Building...