From Vision to Reality: A Comprehensive Process to a School Refurbishment


At Pinnacle, we understand the challenges schools face when refurbishing – keeping costs down, minimising disruption and creating an environment that encourages active learning. With over 30 years’ experience working with schools and 1,369 successful school refurbishments to date, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you transform your learning environment.

Our team of experts will work closely with you every step of the way through our streamlined project process, from concept and initial planning to the final touches, ensuring a seamless transformation and a smooth, stress-free journey.

Concept: Understanding Your Needs
We begin by scheduling a personal consultation to understand your specific needs, aspirations and budget requirements. This helps us to tailor our approach, to align with your vision and surpass your expectations.

Comprehensive Assessment
Alongside the consultation, our Project Manager will carry out a thorough assessment of your school’s current condition and areas in need of refurbishment. This will include an evaluation of structural integrity, safety compliance, and functionality. This allows us to develop effective solutions by identifying potential challenges upfront and avoiding unexpected delays and costs later on.

Design: Bringing Ideas to Life
Once we have a clear understanding of your objectives, we work closely with you to develop a bespoke design and refurbishment plan. By utilising cutting-edge design tools such as BIM and Revit, our in-house FF&E designers seamlessly integrate drawings. Mood boards and samples are provided to enable you to visualise the space and bring your ideas to life. Our designers use market-leading visualisation tools to provide 3D layouts, walkthroughs and elevations, enabling you to make informed decisions at every stage of the project.

Detail: Co-ordinated Project Management
A dedicated Project Manager oversees every aspect of the refurbishment process, from coordinating Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) installations to conducting regular site visits. They ensure that communication is smooth and that the project stays on track. Attention to detail is paramount.

Manufacture & Delivery: Quality Made Products
With British and European partner factories we maintain control of our supply chain to ensure smooth supply and delivery. Sustainability is at the heart of all our new product development, focusing on reducing environmental impact and maximising efficiency. Our products are designed specifically for educational environments with durability and safety as fundamental, as well as providing versatility to allow spaces to change and evolve with varying cohorts and requirements.

Completion: Satisfaction Guaranteed
As the project nears completion, our installers will be on site, with the project manager overseeing the finer details. We do not consider the project complete until you are entirely satisfied.

Refurbishing your school is a transformative journey, and with our project process, we aim to make it a seamless and collaborative experience. So, contact us today to see how we can help you with your next project.

Here are a few quotes from our clients:

“We have worked with Pinnacle on several projects over the recent years, these have included refurbishment of science laboratories and washrooms. They worked closely with us through design to delivery and we found them to be adaptable and responsive throughout. All the projects have been delivered within the desired timescales and to a very high standard. We have been delighted with the end results”
Stephen Busby
Wellington College

“It was great to work with Pinnacle on the design of the FF&E for Perrot Court. The team were experienced, flexible and keen to find the best solutions for our spaces. The ability to have the ideas realised in 3D really helped us to select the right options for all of the different spaces.”
Jenny Palmer, Principal
Elizabeth College

Richmond College

“Pinnacle were great! They came up with lots of different suggestions, especially when budgets were tight. With Pinnacle’s help, we managed to create a space that was innovative and actually meets the student’s needs.”
Sheila Fraser-Whyte
Richmond upon Thames College