27th April 2011
S. Lucas secures painting package for stunning new Colchester visual arts building
S. Lucas has been awarded the complete internal decorations package for a stunning new visual arts building in Colchester. The building, designed by award-winning Rafael Viñoly Architects, is crescent-shaped and clad in a golden alloy. The design was inspired by the town’s Roman heritage. The new building will be home to “firstsight”, a contemporary visual arts organisation. The centre has flexible presentation spaces, studios, a 200-seat auditorium, meetings rooms, a café, restaurant and shop and is expected to attract visitors from all over the UK. The shape of the building and its internal spaces brings its own challenges for our painting team because access is very difficult. We will be spray painting certain areas with special metallic finishes to mirror the alloy effects on the outside of the building. We are working directly for Colchester Council on this project. The construction manager for the building is Mace. Our programme lasts 12 weeks with the building due to open later in the year.