The Academy of St Francis of Assisi is a brand new state-of-the-art secondary school in the north of the City, which will provide top-flight educational opportunities to nearly a thousand 11-16 year olds in the Kensington district.
A new-build project, the Academy has many environmental features including a solar roof, natural lighting, low energy ventilation and intelligent water use. An important factor in the design of the building was the use of green building materials wherever possible. As an alternative to steel framework and bricks, the Academy was built using some 10,000 cubic metres of concrete, to enable the building to hold heat and reduce fuel consumption.
Mondéco Crystal, the seamless, resin terrazzo floor finish from Flowcrete, was specified by Architects Capita Percy Thomas. Primarily chosen for its stunning looks, durability and ease of maintenance, Mondéco Crystal also reflects the environmental theme around the design of the building, with the use of recycled, clear crystal glass aggregates, set in a coloured resin background, used within the product. The resin is manufactured to the environmental standard ISO 14001.
Flowcrete's licensed applicators installed 1,000 square metres of Mondéco Crystal in the corridors of the Academy. The specification of the floor has been incorporated into the unique design of the school. The project went well on site with the total installation being completed in the allocated time. The finished floor looks amazing.