About this project
As part of a £7 million redevelopment project, we were selected to manufacture and install education furniture to the value of £122,000 for a unique carbon neutral school development at Holy Trinity Primary School in Richmond, Surrey.
“Because of the sustainable and ecological nature of the school development, this has been a very interesting and unique project to be involved in. David Bailey is committed to the environment, and we take minimising our waste and raw materials very seriously. A few years ago, we consulted with the Carbon Trust to find out how we could be more carbon neutral as a company, which lead to us investing in equipment to burn our manufacturing waste at our factory. Prior to this, we used to send four tonnes of timber and mixed waste to landfill every year. The introduction of our burner, hopper and compacter has allowed us to reduce and burn 90% of our waste.” Trevor Gillman, Managing Director, David Bailey Furniture.
We manufactured education furniture as follows:
- The first phase of the project included:
- 8 classrooms
- 2 shared teaching classrooms
- Coat and shoe lockers
- 4 external areas
- Blue worktops
- Base units
- Wall units
- Tall units
- Wall cladding
Phase 2 involved fitting out further classrooms and the school reception area.
Education furniture for Holy Trinity Primary School
The £7million redevelopment will result in the school being one of the most modern and best-equipped schools in Richmond, Surrey.
The school was built using natural resources and is the only school in Richmond to achieve an ‘excellent’ BREEM rating. This rating is an environmental assessment that is used in sustainable design. A living roof – that combines mosses and other plants to help insulate the building – was installed along with wells that were dug to provide heat for the school.
Phase 1 of the project – which includes eight classrooms, two shared teaching classrooms, coat and shoe lockers and four external areas – started in August 2010 and David Bailey installed blue worktops, base units, wall units, tall units and wall cladding in these areas. David Bailey will also be fitting out further classrooms and the school’s reception when further building commences in early 2011.
Education furniture by David Bailey
Our Education range of fitted furniture is regularly specified for education establishments throughout the UK, including primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and special educational needs (SEN) schools. Available in 20 different colours as standard, we can install your education furniture, or deliver ready for you to fit. Our Education range includes wall-mounted and floor-standing units, storage trays and shelving, bookcases and laboratory furniture. We also offer a variety of safe and durable fixtures, fittings and specialist joinery to meet your specific needs. You can view our range of education furniture on our website.
Education furniture installations
Our specialist education furniture is installed in many schools, colleges and further education facilities. We have recently been selected by main contractor E W Beard to manufacture furniture for Headington Girls School in Oxford, in a £65,000 contract. This will be for 45 units and 100 metres of worktop in 11 classrooms. The work will start in November 2020. Other education customers include:
- Yateley Community School, Hampshire
- Channing School, London
- University of Wales
- Clore Shalom School, Hertfordshire
Architects and Contractors rely on us because they know we are well established and professional and our durable furniture is manufactured in Britain with craftsmanship and professionalism. We also install our own furniture into a facility, so there is no need to ensure a contractor has installation instructions.
School rebuilding programme
Update July 2020: We welcome the recent pledge by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to provide a £1bn schools rebuilding programme over a 10-year investment plan for upgrades and refurbishments. This is the first major schools rebuilding programme since 2014 and will make sure our schools and colleges are fit for the future. It is part of the prime minister’s plan to provide a world-class education for children and to help the economy bounce back from this year’s coronavirus crisis.
Holy Trinity Primary School education furniture – where to find out more
Are you specifying fitted furniture for an education or healthcare facility? See short videos of our furniture being made and read testimonials from other architects, contractors and healthcare customers about working with us.
You can see our range of education furniture here.