A design and build project undertaken by Kier Northern to build a brand new 1350 student Academy School in Ellesmere Port Cheshire.
Our involvement was in the manufacture and installation of 16 specialist workshops including design technology, food technology, music and art; 8 science laboratories and prep rooms, and various class-rooms, support and staff areas and also bespoke locker units for the school dining area. FBS supplied fitted furniture for a total of 49 rooms.
Trespa Athlon was chosen for the majority of the workshop and laboratory benches because of its superb resistance to physical and chemical damage; however it really came into its own for the curved island benches in the science labs with its ability to be shaped to a curved profile with a self finished edge.
FBS also supplied and fitted the underslung stainless steel sinks with drainage grooves integrated into the Trespa worktops in the workshops and laboratories.
Using our design expertise we designed and made lockable laptop storage /recharging units for the various open plan learning zones. We also made and installed a large number of built in storage cupboards, shelf and drawer units for the food technology areas, staff kitchen and other areas of the school.
Value – £165,000 : Completed – October 2012 : Main Contractor – Kier Northern : Architect – Clever Spaces .