What we did
As the School was in use, the project was installed in phases over several months, with each new science laboratory becoming available to use once completed. The installation was undertaken to minimise disturbance to any lessons that were taking place and we implemented Covid-19 safe working practices in conjunction with the contractor.
The laboratories are designed to enable effective pedagogy; the desks are arranged to face the front of the classroom for theory-based study. For practical experiments, the pupils switch to the opposite side of the desks to access services such as gas and electricity. This flexibility enables the teachers to have full control of the classroom and maintain high levels of health and safety measures whilst working with the students. To ensure the overall design met the brief of the client, we fitted Mango yellow, Paradise blue, and Kaktus green capacity unit doors to contrast the durable solid-grade laminate grey worktops and grey stools. In the storage units, Gratnell trays were installed to provide sufficient and flexible storage facilities for science equipment. We also provided docking stations, fume cupboards and a demonstration desk for the teacher.