What we did
At the tea point, we installed a laminate worktop with overhead cupboards and capacity storage below. The room had the same flooring as the common room area and to brighten it up, we fitted a green splashback. We also installed a dishwasher, sink and tap in the tea point area.
In the IT room we installed high pressure laminate worktops which are durable and will stand up to long-term use. We installed two different colour worktops – slate grey around the perimeter of the room, and white with grey flecks on the central island. The central island was a bespoke shape to fit around the power poles in the room. The chairs chosen by the school were EN chairs in Apple Orchard and Lilac and these pale shades complemented the worktops, creating a soft colour scheme. We also installed a central upstand between the power poles on the central benching in a vibrant lime green shade.
Overall the sixth form common room and IT suite was vibrant and colourful, as well as being practical and durable to stand up to student use and fit the required numbers.