Durley Environmental Innovation Hub, BCP Council | Case Study
Bournemouth, Dorset | Commercial | Completed: 30/11/-0001
The Durley Environmental Innovation Hub is a ground-breaking concept – an inspiring, new public education destination dedicated to achieving a step-change in reducing waste and eliminating single-use packaging along Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole’s beautiful sea front.
County gutters were contracted by BCP Council to supply and install an anodised gutter system, due to the design of the building and the recycled timber being used from the replaced groynes anodized aluminum was chosen as it is an environmentally responsible building product, while still taking advantage of the anodic oxide’s durability, low maintenance and cost-efficiency. The frequent surface dirt cleaning will be virtually non-existent and the material can actually be cleaned only with mild soap and warm water.
Anodizing is a process that converts the metal surface into a decorative and corrosion-resistant anodic oxide finish. It’s more durable than metal and the structure originates entirely from the aluminum substrate – that’s why aluminum is generally most suitable for anodizing, even though it can be done with a variety of other metals.
Anodizing is a completely safe process that is harmless to human health. Moreover, the anodized finish is chemically stable and won’t decompose – so you’ll get a cost-efficient, aesthetic and durable finish that you can maintain with almost no effort.