Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School integrates Vicaima security solutions


Compliance with safety and comfort requirements is fundamental to this school project in Gibraltar

As part of the Government of Gibraltar’s extensive investment in public education, Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School provides a complete and balanced school policy for all pupils, having selected the Vicaima solutions as part of the process of developing a high quality structure in the various teaching areas.

Prioritising security at every stage of the project, the choice of Portaro® - a set that integrates door, frame and accessories in a single piece - reflects the importance of fire resistance and acoustic insulation, through a transversal application of this solution in the different spaces of the building, including the Portaro® fire resistant models FD30 and FD60. Certified by accredited international organisations, these solutions guarantee compliance with the highest security standards.

As a school that aspires to make every child feel comfortable in the school environment, Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School incorporates both the Portaro® SK AC32dB and SK AC33dB options, with appropriate sound insulation levels for fully equipped classrooms prepared for concentration dynamics.

In addition to functionality and security, a building with the purpose of accommodating children on a daily basis requires mobility and accessibility, in which Portaro® pocket door options and double leaf solutions play an important role, while glazing and overpanel openings were strategically integrated to maximise the presence of natural light - a fundamental element for the well-being of all users.

Both on the exterior and interior, Bishop Fitzgerald Upper Primary School presents a multitude of colours, patterns and motivational phrases contributing to a dynamic and lively setting. The diverse coatings in Vicaima’s Dekordor® range, namely Dekordor® HD Colours Shadow Grey, Mustard Yellow and Aqua Green, among other colours tailored to the project, are a perfect fit. These laminates offer high physical and chemical resistance and are particularly suitable for high-intensity circulation areas where durability and design are to be combined.

Dating back to 1956, on the site of an old fortification, the school’s original building was converted in its most recent phase into a modern project in New Camp which has consolidated its position as a secure environment that favours learning.

This public teaching space featured a contribution from Vicaima, which is renowned for its excellence in solutions for interior doors, frames, wardrobes, panels and pieces of furniture, all of which are certified by the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®), an organisation that promotes responsible forest management.


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