From Ugly Duckling, to Swan… Unitex refreshes The Block Gatwick Facade

Unitex is proud to be a major sponsor of The Block yet again for 2018. 
 
This year, Unitex’s unique products and systems have been used to repair the badly damaged Gatwick Apartment facade, and turn it into a beautiful display of Melbourne Architecture.  With architectural mouldings, and cutting edge render/texture/sealer coatings The Gatwick will look stunning for many years to come.  
 
 
 
'This was the ugliest building in St Kilda, and now look at it'
‘This was the ugliest building in St Kilda, and now look at it’

It’s been hiding behind scaffolding all season, but now the grandest reveal on The Block is finally here. Yes, in all her glory, The Gatwick’s exterior has been unveiled and all that’s missing is a bow.

With fresh and bright rendering, The Block has breathed new life into the once rundown hotel, and as you can see in the video above, our Blockheads are proud as punch of the historic building they’ve spent months working on.

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The Gatwick just a few short months ago.

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Amazing what a lick of paint can do.

Not only is it pretty as a picture outside, the removal of The Gatwick’s scaffolding and tarpaulins means the all-important interiors are now flooded with natural light. 

“Can you believe we worked on this?” a nostalgic Hans asks Courtney.

“No,” she replies. “And we’re still working on it.”

That they are. Back to the grind, kids.