South Lakeland District Council
South Lakeland District Council were looking for a reliable and experienced painting contractor to undertake the internal redecorations of the Westmorland Shopping Centre in Kendal.
The shopping centre remained open throughout the painting and repairs project. We planned the decorations to ensure complete safety of the public and that all susceptible areas of the shopping centre were protected.
The more complex areas were completed out-of-hours to ensure minimal disruption to the day-to-day function of the shopping centre. Although we worked to a tight programme, we ensured at the beginning of each nightshift that the Site Manager was made aware of the areas we were working in for complete security of the premises. Access was a concern to the client and the impact of public perception during opening hours; we therefore decided to use mobile towers which were removed at the end of each day and locked away safely.
To further enhance the quality of the finish, and because the areas had high volume of footfall, we worked with our product specialists to design a paint system that would extend the lifecycle of the areas. A specialist scrubbable finish was selected to extend the maintenance cycles, supported by a durable water-based quick-drying low odour product. This allowed the shopping centre to be open for all normal opening hours.
It was imperative for the client that the completed project was of the highest standard. Our Site Supervisor completed quality audits on a daily basis with each aspect signed off before moving onto the next stage. This system provided surety to SLDC that the shopping centre refresh was in exceptionally capable hands.