About this project
We have been selected by Neilcott Construction to manufacture education furniture for a new science laboratory for A Level students at King Solomon Academy in London, in a contract worth just over £18,000. We worked closely with architects Fusion PM and the school itself to produce CAD designs and specifications.
We manufactured education furniture for the following areas:
- Base and tall storage units
- Trespa worktops & end panels
- Double sink base units
- In white MFC
Education furniture at King Solomon Academy
CAD design service
King Solomon School wished to repurpose a previous classroom to provide an additional science laboratory to accommodate up to thirty A Level students. Our ability to provide a CAD Design service enabled us to take the initial draft designs and develop these into a detailed design and specification that met the school’s objectives, with our MD, Trevor Gillman, working closely with the school and architects Fusion PM to achieve this. Trevor’s years of experience working in the education market means he understands the needs of schools and other education facilities and comes up with creative solutions to meet those needs.
We manufactured and supplied the whole solution (excluding electrical sockets) and after listening to the requirements for health and safety, came up with the creative, angled desk solution, enabling students and teacher to be able to see each other at all times, without obstructions. The workstation units also had to be deeper than a standard desk unit, as students work from both sides of the units. Worktops and end panels were supplied in Trespa, a durable surface solution, ideal for a laboratory environment.
About King Solomon Academy
King Solomon Academy’s mission is to provide pupils with a rigorous and transformational education which prepares them for success at university and beyond. Based in London, the school caters for primary, secondary and sixth form students.
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.
King Solomon Academy 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.