David Bailey Furniture Systems Limited was selected to supply and install fitted furniture to the value of £180,000 from its Education range for a major college refurbishment project at Clapton Girls Technology College, located in Lower Clapton, Hackney.
The project, managed by contractors Mansell Construction Services Limited, included the installation of college and technological furniture in three separate phases. Phase one and two saw the refurbishment of the college’s Pankhurst and Rosa Park technology buildings. The final phase focuses on the refurbishment of the Marie Curie building and is due for completion in February 2010.
Areas of the school already to benefit from David Bailey’s college refurbishment project include the learning resources centre, the reprographics studio, the media suite, the interview room and the staff kitchens.
Technology furniture needs to be sturdy and hard-wearing to withstand intrusive use. Solid laminate Trespa worktops from David Bailey’s Education range were installed in the reprographics studio to provide resistance against heat and chemical substances and help promote a safe working environment. In the staff kitchens, stainless steel worktops were used to compliment the fitted kitchen storage units, achieving a sleek and stylish finish.
Trevor Gillman, Managing Director of David Bailey Furniture Systems Limited, commented: “It is wonderful to be able to add Clapton Girls Technology College to our portfolio of education furniture projects. Our portfolio includes primary and secondary school refurbishments, college and university furniture installations and a growing number of specialist furniture projects, from schools with special educational needs to specialist colleges and universities. The versatility of our Education range of fitted furniture means that it is suitable for application in educational establishments of varying scales and requirements.”Case study date: January 30, 2014