Versital® takes off at Major UK Airports
North west based Versital® UK Ltd, specialists in bespoke solid man made surfaces, has completed a commission by Gariff Construction to produce and install Versital® marble bar tops at the Manchester Terminal One and Liverpool John Lennon airports. This two-phase £60,000 contract is part of recent refurbishment projects at these major UK airports.
Orangepeel Design Ltd, designers responsible for the new departure lounge bar at John Lennon Airport, chose versital over the original planned zinc surfaces due to its more favourable cost, production time and ease of maintenance, combined with an ability to imitate the gun-metal colour of zinc.
Wes Moss, director of Orangepeel Design, said:
“Hand-crafted versital moulds were used to create the intricate seamless curves and shapes of new bar tops, balustrades, shelving and podium table-top surfaces. It met our exact specification of the design framework, whilst keeping the modern effect we intended and complementing the surrounding colour schemes.
“Installation also had to be carried out with minimal disruption, meaning that Versital UK had to meet an unscheduled overnight shift to complete the work when the terminal was empty.”
Debra Langley, marketing director of Versital UK Ltd, adds:
“As well as having an unlimited colour palette, versital is the only material on the market with the ability to mimic a deep veining and marbling effect. Any surface used in public bars or food areas has to give a hygienic durability that can withstand scratches, burns and spills, and maintain lasting good looks.”