Colourful panels add the finishing touches to new South Yorkshire school

Sheffield-based architectural panel manufacturer Panel Systems has played its part in ensuring that pupils at the new Goldthorpe Primary School receive an inspiring and enlightening educational journey, thanks to the colourful Trespa panels it fabricated and supplied.

Panel Systems supplied 80m² of Trespa panels in six bright colours: Passion Red, Red Orange, Zinc Yellow, Lime Green, Poplar Blur and Royal Blue to create a unique rainbow design. The panels were 3mm thick and Panel Systems  bonded them to a Styrofoam core, providing a high level of insulation for the building, enhancing its energy efficiency and meeting the architect’s specification for thermal performance. Panel Systems manufactured the panels for the whole facade of the main school building, supplying the site on call-off and cutting each of the panels to exact sizes using its extensive CNC machining facilities.

The new £1.3 million primary school was built by contractor Robertson Construction and opened in September, as part of an ongoing regeneration programme for Goldthorpe. It is located at a new site close to the original school building, which was built in 1912 and caters for 310 pupils and 26 in nursery.

Trespa panels are ideal for school building applications as they have a scratch and impact resistant surface that is extremely robust and has been manufactured to withstand harsh exterior elements such as UV light and wind driven rain.

Trespa architectural panels are available in a wide choice of standard colours including wood and metal effects and they can also be manufactured in custom-made colours for bespoke projects.

Danny Phelan, Sales Manager for Panel Systems, said:

“Trespa panels were perfect on this project as they offer a fantastic range of colour options that create bright attractive learning spaces. These panels are the epitome of a contemporary, forward-looking educational building and will hopefully inspire pupils for years to come!”

With over 30 years’ experience in supplying external cladding products, Panel Systems was awarded national distributorship by Trespa® in 2015 in recognition of its advanced facilities for fabricating panels.

Trespa® Meteon® is a decorative, high pressure laminate that is used as an external cladding for building facades on both new build and refurbishment projects.

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