Watford Grammar School for Girls

Location: Watford

The Brief

A neutral and clean colour scheme of pale grey was chosen which complemented the outside of the dome. Composite stone is an ideal choice for science labs and other school environments as it is very durable, but low maintenance. It tends to last longer than other stone worktops, and this is a major advantage of composite stone over naturally occurring materials. On the worktop were installed gas taps and power sockets along with white epoxy resin sinks. Epoxy resin is often used in laboratories as a sink material as it is very resistant to high heat. We also installed a Belfast ceramic sink which is robust and hygienic. We also installed vandal resistant hot and cold laboratory taps.

The capacity storage was chosen in a colour called Twilight, very similar to the colour of the worktops. Standard cupboards were interspersed with tray storage units with purple and blue trays, which coordinated with the vinyl flooring and overhead blue lights.


What we did

The dome at Watford Grammar School for Girls is the first rooftop geodesic dome science lab in the UK, and the school believed it would “bring science alive” for the students. The dome was a bespoke design for the school and was situated on top of the science building.

Once the fit-out of the dome was completed, the school graciously invited a member of the Pinnacle team to the opening ceremony conducted by Lord Robert Winston (Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert). The invitee gladly accepted and was lucky enough to see the dome stunningly illuminated at night.

Upon completion, the geodesic dome looks modern and impressive, and we are sure the girls at Watford Grammar will love using their new science laboratory.

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