It was very important to Kingston College that the scheme was co-ordinated by an educational furniture specialist so they could have confidence in the layout and design. Following our successful bid, we worked closely with the college to produce manufacturing drawings for the furniture and ensured that there was seamless co-ordination between the services installed by the main contractor and the furniture installed by Pinnacle.
The final design of the laboratory incorporated four islands, each seating up to 8 students. The unique construction of the islands with overhanging worktops on all 4 sides presented a challenge to the design team, as the worktops were granite and there was a considerable weight load. A shallow framework was built to support the worktops that transferred the weight down through the centre of the islands without constricting the knee space for the students.