Johnstone’s going for gold at impressive sports facility

A string of eye-catching colour solutions provided by leading paint manufacturer Johnstone’s have helped give a £10million sports facility in Northern Ireland a winning finish.

The Amphitheatre Wellness Centre in Carrickfergus is a multi-purpose indoor and outdoor sports centre with a huge array of facilities and is one of the UK’s most sophisticated and modern fitness centres.

County Tyrone-based painting contractors, Corlin Developments Ltd, worked alongside W M Given Architects and main contractor Gilbert Ash to complete this prestigious project. The team from Corlin Developments undertook the extensive decorative work required to turn the building into the impressive facility that it is today and site foreman John Douglas says that the job was made a lot easier thanks to the products and colours supplied by Johnstone’s. He said: “It was an incredibly challenging project at times as we had to work around other trades, but the efficient specification of appropriate Johnstone’s products and colours ensured we achieved a finish that impressed the architect so much that they have recommended us to work on another of their projects.”

Corlin were required to decorate both the interior and exterior of the building and required paint that would provide unbeatable coverage, as well as durability to cope with the high volumes of traffic that the centre will experience.

Johnstone’s Stormshield Pliolite Based Masonry Finish was specified for use on exterior walls in a variety of striking colours including blue, orange and red which perfectly complimented the modern architectural design of the building. This premium paint coating is shower proof in just 20 minutes, allowing for all year round exterior decoration – perfect for this project, which took four months to complete in typically unpredictable weather conditions.

It is internally where the centre really comes to life, however, and Johnstone’s Covaplus Vinyl Matt and Vinyl Silk emulsions were specified in a range of eye-catching colours, such as orange, turquoise, deep pink and lime green to match the centre’s contemporary furnishings and accessories.

Other products from the Johnstone’s range also used included Universal Primer, Ultra Undercoat and Ultra Gloss to help conjure up a breathtaking finish.

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