David Bailey’s curved school desks furnish school rebuild

David Bailey Furniture Systems has been selected as the nursery and school furniture supplier for a £10.5 million state-of-the-art new build in Oxfordshire.

Contractor The Leadbitter Group won the three-phase project to rebuild the primary school and nursery. Proud of its extensive portfolio, covering project financing, property development, pre-construction management and design, alongside a first class construction delivery capability, The Leadbitter Group – the leader in its field – only sources high quality materials from reliable and cost-effective suppliers. David Bailey was the education furniture specialist of choice as The Leadbitter Group had worked with the Kent-based company previously.

In phase one of the school redevelopment project, Wood Farm Primary School and Slade Nursery in Headington, Oxfordshire, received £12,000 of high quality school furniture from David Bailey’s standard Education Furniture range to furnish the new premises’ drop-in centre, consulting rooms, toilet and nappy change areas, play space and classrooms.

The primary school furniture installation included standard education storage units with pine wood grain doors and small D-shaped dark blue handles which were complemented with dark blue worktops.

The contract also called for something different – curved school furniture for the classrooms, play space, toilet and nappy changing area.

Trevor Gillman, Managing Director of David Bailey, said: “The design of the new school broke from traditional shapes, so it was fitting that the furniture would do the same. The result is fantastic, with curved desks and therefore curved loose furniture to match. Having worked with David Bailey before, the contractors knew the quality of our special education furniture and were confident in our ability to deliver. We didn’t let them down.”

Phase one of the construction was completed by The Leadbitter Group last year and delivered a children’s centre, a Sure Start and community centre and a café area. Phase two includes construction of a new hall and teaching spaces for the primary school, while phase three will deliver additional general teaching spaces. Extensive external works to provide play areas and sports facilities are also included in the contract.

12 June 2012

Case study date: June 12, 2012

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