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27 Jun 2006
The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has completed a major repair and refurbishment programme using Keim Mineral Paints for the exterior of the building.

The hospital comprises the Barry Building (1828), designed by Sir Charles Barry, and the Jubilee Building (1887), and a whole range of buildings from 1969 Tower block to a modern state of the art Children’s Hospital (due to open in April 2007).

The original buildings have been completely painted for the first time in their history to blend in with the surrounding rendered Victorian housing in the Kemp Town area and to remedy the deteriorating and much repaired building façade.

Keim Mineral Paints were specified for their longlife, weather resistant properties in a severely exposed coastal location and to improve the aesthetics of the hospital.

Keim Royalan was used on the exterior facades and for previously painted concrete staircases. Royalan is a mineral silicate based paint system developed especially to withstand harsh climatic conditions such as extremes of heat and cold or severe exposure for example in marine environments. Like other Keim Mineral silicate paint systems, Royalan forms a microcrystalline bond with the mineral substrate to which it is applied, ensuring longlife protection and decoration. It is breathable, resistant to the ingress of driven rain, lightfast and resistant to atmospheric pollution.

The hospital is now an impressive and fully restored, attractive building in-keeping with its long history. And the finishes are warranted by Keim Mineral Paints for 20 years so with minimal maintenance requirements, will remain pristine for many years.
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