Cembrit Stays True at Barnfield West

An eye-catching façade featuring Cembrit TRUE cladding has been created atBarnfieldWestAcademyinLuton. The new-build academy is an impressive development and the elevation featuring TRUE uses the dark Etna colour to make a modern and striking visual statement.

Barnfield West is a new build, 8-formentryAcademyfor 1450 pupils aged 11-18. Designed by Architecture PLB the design was born out of extensive consultation with the client (Luton Borough Council) and the wider school community. The design has gone on to achieve the highly-regarded BREEAM 'Very Good' rating.

The design features a fully glazed, double height entrance atrium that provides welcoming views into the heart of the school, and showcases the Academy's specialisms. The entrance is framed by the sports hall and the performing arts building, set back from the road to form an entrance courtyard.  500m² of TRUE was supplied by Vivalda of Birmingham and the product features on the sports hall elevation facing the main street, the most visible aspect of the school to the wider community. The sports hall also features embossed letters to establish pride and permanence in the community.

Cembrit True is a through coloured cladding board which is protected by a specially developed transparent coating which helps minimise maintenance. The transparent coating additionally adds extra depth and the facade retain its light, airy appearance even when wet. True is part of the URBANNATURE range which is available in nine different colours and in a standard format or individually cut to suit a particular project specification. The range is supplemented by a complete range of accessories to ensure simple, easy installation and a sleek, stylish finish that will endure.


Ged Ferris                                     or              Lauren Rees                                           

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