About this project
We have supplied fitted education furniture for the TreeHouse Pears National Centre for Autism Education in Muswell Hill, North London, a specialist primary and secondary school for children and young people with autism.
Specified by Nightingale Associates, furniture to the value of £44,200 from our education range of fitted furniture was used for the specialist school installation.
“We wanted to choose a cool and refreshing colour scheme to create a calm environment where the children can both learn and play. Also important was the selection of robust hinges and joinery to ensure optimum safety.” Gill Bierschenk, Executive Headteacher at TreeHouse.
We manufactured education furniture as follows:
- Staff room
- Medical rooms
- Teaching kitchens
- Natural colour palette for classrooms & staff room
- Turquoise wall-hung & floor-mounted units in medical rooms
- White worktops in medical rooms
- Metallic-coloured worktops in teaching kitchens
Education furniture for TreeHouse Pears National Centre
In the classrooms and staff room, fitted furniture with a natural colour palette was chosen to inspire a calm and relaxed atmosphere for the children. A cool soothing colour scheme of turquoise wall-hung and floor-mounted units and white worktops was used to furnish the medical rooms. In the teaching kitchens, metallic-coloured worktops were chosen to complement the kitchen furniture, including ovens and washbasins.
TreeHouse primary and secondary school furniture
TreeHouse School is part of TreeHouse, the national charity for autism education. TreeHouse was founded in 1997 by parents of children with autism and today the charity campaigns for better autism education nationally and runs a school for children and young people with autism. TreeHouse undertakes policy and parliamentary work and research to ensure autism is a national priority, supports parents to campaign locally and offers training and consultancy on autism education.
To complete this school refurbishment project, David Bailey worked with Nightingale Associates and South Eastern Carpentry Limited.
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.
TreeHouse 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.