The first day of the Spring Term saw the official opening of Elstree School’s brand new Science Centre by Mr Charles Brims, the High Sheriff of Berkshire. Designed by Henley-based architects, Nichols Brown Webber and built by Feltham Construction, the new building includes two Science laboratories fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities as well as two spacious new classrooms and additional changing rooms.
Arkinstall was approached by the Bursar at Elstree School after seeing our work in another local Independent School.
The school needed to accommodate sports clothing and equipment for up to 60 pupils and chose to use our NetWork open fronted mesh lockers mounted on stands with integral benching.
Hooks were provided within the mesh changing stations enabling storage nets to be hung which were to contain clothing and equipment allowing the changing room to be kept in a neat and tidy fashion. Name card frames above each station promotes ownership and responsibility for the changing area. A bright red powder coated finish was chosen for the steelwork and this, contrasting with the natural finish of the beech slatted seat top and matching cornice, makes for a light and airy changing environment.
Additional boot and wellington storage was also required in an adjacent entrance lobby.
Again mesh units were to be built around the radiused wall each unit providing storage for footwear for 2 pupils.
Arkinstall specialises in bespoke products designed to meet it’s clients most exacting requirements and provides a complete service from design through to installation.
Following a site survey a room layout was submitted and approved and fabrication work began at our Worcestershire manufacturing facility.
Finally, Arkinstall’s’ in – house trained installers completed the project within the agreed timescale.
Prue Matchwick, Elstree Schools’ Bursar and Clerk to the Governors commented “ Arkinstall delivered exactly what we needed for our new building, on time and within budget. The junior boys and their parents are delighted with their new changing room and I am already making plans to refurbish our main changing room using the same type of lockers.