Downsend School, founded in 1891, was originally a prep school just for boys. Now, due to the popularity of the school, it has spread across three separate sites located in Leatherhead, Epsom and Ashtead and is now uni-sex. The art room in the Leatherhead school required a much-needed update. The client appointed Pinnacle Furniture to bring some vitality back into the space, ensuring it would allow for different learning methods and contain plenty of storage. The art room was a particularly important part of the school as many prospective parents showed interest in it.
In the brief, another requirement was that there were enough sinks and practical workspace to accommodate for all of the students and various uses. The room was a challenging shape with obtruse angled walls which our design team had to consider when space planning.