East Coast College,


“We are grateful to the d+b facades team who have managed to pull out all the stops to ensure that this fire safety project could continue safely and smoothly despite the very difficult conditions faced in the industry and across the whole UK. As a result, the project completed on time over the summer. That meant that the new student cohort was able to occupy a firesafe building when they returned, and the campus had a fresher and “new” appearance to start the new academic year.”

Adri Van der Colff


Client: East Coast College
Main Contractor: d+b facades
Reference: Adri Van der Colff
Programme: The project progressed well and was delivered slightly ahead of programme and comfortably within budget, despite COVID-19.
Contract Value: £1.39m
Procurement Period: Feb 2020 to Sep 2020

Project Scope:

Originally built in 1961, the six storey block was subsequently clad in ACM panels in 2014. The project comprised removal of the cladding and replacement with an A1 Vitradual cladding system. Existing windows and curtain walling remained in situ.


The project progressed well and was delivered slightly ahead of programme and comfortably within budget.

Despite COVID-19 and Building Controls’ requirement that all firebreaks between the cladding envelope and the original subframe had to be replaced (a requirement not known about when the programme was originally agreed), the completion date was approximately one month ahead of schedule.



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