Novus paints the way for world famous graffiti artists

  14 JULY, 2016
Novus paints the way for world famous graffiti artists

We’re delighted to have facilitated a thought-provoking street art project at the Cities of Hope Festival in Manchester.

We were called upon to carry out vital preparation work on the buildings of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, which were to be painted with murals by world-renowned artists.

The festival's organisers had experienced some difficulty in properly preparing the walls due to their size, but we were only too happy to send a team of exterior decorating specialists along with all the required materials to get the walls ready to be painted.

Our speed and efficiency ensured that the artists enjoyed the ideal surface on which to paint their inspiring, colourful artworks, which were intended to raise awareness of social justice issues and each creation was linked to a relevant local grassroots organisation.

The highlights of the project included a piece by South African artist, Faith, at Brownsfield Mill, while Hilton House has been adorned with the work of Nevercrew, from Switzerland.

James Spencer, head of operations at Manchester Creative Studio, which supported the festival, said: “Novus has been immensely generous in supporting this project to bring key social issues to the fore in Manchester.

“The work they supported has been greeted with local and national positivity. Ultimately the project will raise £200,000 for small charities and this is in no small part to Novus' ability to deliver innovative and creative solutions in challenging circumstances.”

SEARCH
RECENT NEWS
Social houses in Wrexham set for spruce up

SOCIAL HOUSES IN WREXHAM SET FOR SPRUCE UP

Social housing tenants in Wrexham are set to benefit from more modern accommodation following the awarding of £500,000 worth of works to contractor Novus Property Solutions by Wrexham County Borough Council. The work will see Novus carry out internal re-decoration of void properties and a programme for external repairs and painting to the council’s stock over the next three years, with the potential for a further three-year extension. Novus’s work builds on the relationship the firm has established with Wrexham County Borough Council in previous years carrying out refurbishment and repair projects. Sam Frame, head of operations at Novus, said: “Novus has a strong presence in the North West and Wales and this contract will enable us to strengthen this by employing more people and continue to give back to the communities we operate in. “We’ve built a good understanding of how to deliver refurbishment projects to Wrexham Council’s high standards over the years and, together with experience working alongside other local authorities and housing associations, this will develop further. This contract will ensure social housing in Wrexham is fully prepared for future use.” Lee Roberts, Property Investment Lead at Wrexham County Borough Council, said: “Over the past few years we have invested heavily to improve our housing stock to provide our tenants with modern and affordable housing now and into the future. This contract will see that work continue and as we have worked with Novus in the past we look forward to continued good relations with both ourselves and our tenants.”