The St Aidan's Society has its origins at Durham University in the first group of women permitted to study at the institution. The Society was formally founded in 1947, and expanded to full college status in 1961.
As a "hill college", St Aidan's benefits from stunning views over the historic city and the County Durham countryside. The exposed hillside location, however, speeds up the weathering process on traditional wooden seats, causing discolouration and greatly increasing maintenance demands to keep the seats at their best.
Glasdon's representative met with the Operations Manager at the College to talk about low maintenance alternatives.
The College purchased Phoenix® Seats made from 100% recycled Enviropol® Material. Enviropol is self-coloured, so it doesn't need painting or varnishing and won't show any scratches. While untreated wood fades and weathers quickly, Phoenix Seats will maintain their original appearance for many years - and they can be fully recycled at the end of their service lives.
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