University of Melbourne installs Altro’s wall & floor system
St Hilda’s College of the University of Melbourne was on the hunt to find a cost effective solution to re-vamp their kitchen and so trialled the Altro floor and wall system. Happy with the result of the trial, St Hilda’s decided to continue using Altro interior surfaces in their refurbishment.
Boasting that it is ‘more than a place to live’, St Hilda’s College strives to maintain a friendly, happy and close residential community for its resident students. Now almost 50 years old, the large food preparation area needed a major refurbishment to ensure this ideal was sustained in the long-term. The 2 kitchen areas are consequently undergoing a major refurbishment program which prominently features Altro wall cladding and safety flooring.
“St Hilda’s main concern was to find a cost effective way to replace the old damaged tiles,” said Adrian Peynenborg, of The Campeyn Group, the builders in charge of the work. “Altro Whiterock wall cladding was the perfect solution for them as it can be installed over any existing surface, so there was no need to remove the existing tiles and plaster.”
Installing Whiterock over the existing wall surface saved time and money. The Whiterock was thermoformed around corners and all joints were welded, so the surface is now completely smooth and hygienic. The fully sealed system means there is no dirt and contamination build-up and cleaning is a just a matter of spray and wipe - no strenuous scrubbing needed.
To complete the Altro system, on the floor they used Altro’s safety flooring K30, the most slip resistant flooring in Altro’s huge portfolio, ensuring they conform to Australian Standards AS4586. With both Whiterock and K30 containing Altrosan integral bacteriostat, they are fully endorsed by HACCP for use in food and beverage facilities such as commercial kitchens.
“St Hilda’s are extremely happy with the results and have already committed to use Altro products for renovations to other areas of the college,” Adrian continued. This commitment to Altro interior surfaces ensures that St. Hilda’s College will provide ‘more than just a place to live’ for its residents for years to come.
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