Albion Towers gets Saints inspired paint job

THE painting of Albion Towers has commenced as the colours of Southampton’s football kit are displayed across the building.

Southampton City Council say it’s part of a revamp for several buildings across the city. The plans to re-paint the building are also part of a project to improve wall insulation, replace windows and paint over the exterior.

St Mary's is just 200 yards away from Albion Towers
St Mary’s is just 200 yards away from Albion Towers

This comes after a small fire occurred in the building over the summer, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster: “In the case of Albion Towers, they were for Saints colours – but it’s important to stress that it won’t be red and white stripes.”

The view of Albion Towers from St Mary's
The view of Albion Towers from St Mary’s

“We used an actual shirt from the club to get the exact shade of red and white correct so it is completely on point.”

According to the Daily Mail, 35 of 47 households in the 15-storey block liked the idea.

The 15-storey building is getting a new coat of paint
The 15-storey building is getting a new coat of paint

However, the colour has been a controversial talking point amongst fans, with some saying it looks more like ‘burnt orange’ instead of red.

The painting is scheduled to be completed in early 2018.

Listen to what the public thought about the change to Albion Towers here:

by James Wootton (@JamesWootton95), Grace Williams (@__gracemarie) and Jake Cameron (@JakeCameron99).