Regents Park Community College
Pinnacle worked with Atkins and Morgan Sindall to transform Regents Park Community College’s existing science laboratories into colourful and inspiring learning spaces.
|Number of prep rooms||1|
|Number of labs||7|
|Number of students||730|
Regents Park Community College is a Mixed Comprehensive School located in Southampton. The School wanted to change the old and outdated ‘look and feel’ of the existing science laboratories, turning them into bright and practical spaces. Pinnacle worked with Atkins (the architect and interior designer) and Morgan Sindall (the contractor).
The project included seven general science laboratories and one science prep room with an emphasis on providing colourful furniture that would make it an exciting learning environment for students.
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.