About this project
“We really like the range, quality and choice of furniture offered by David Bailey Furniture Systems for schools.” David Whitehead, Ansell & Bailey.
The furniture installation was as follows:
- Triple-based storage trays
- Light pine colour scheme
- Post-formed charcoal coloured laminate worktops
- D type handles for safety
- Junior, infant & reception classrooms
- Nursery area
- Staff room
- Caretaker’s room
- Food technology room
Education furniture at Navigation Road Primary School
All the furniture specified is from our education furniture range, specifically designed and developed to meet the diverse demands of a busy learning environment. The furniture will be fitted in the junior, infant and reception classrooms, as well as the nursery area, kitchen, staff room, caretaker’s room and the food technology room.
“The completed project will create a clean, streamline environment for both pupils and teachers,” said David Whitehead of Ansell & Bailey, who specified us for the project.
When designing furniture for schools, our range includes many safety features, such as recessed and ‘D’ handles and cupboard doors that open completely back on themselves, allowing them to ‘give’ if someone runs into them. In addition, exposed edges of doors can be melamine edged to ensure a smooth finish. Alternatively, a 2mm PVC edging can be used to eliminate sharp corners on doors and drawers.
Light pine colour scheme
Items provided include a range of units to provide adequate storage, such as triple-based storage trays, with a general colour scheme throughout the premises of light pine. This is teamed with 40mm post formed charcoal coloured laminate worktops. For safety purposes, ‘D’ type handles have also been used.
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.
Navigation Road Primary School 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.