Completed in 2018, the design of this award-winning school building was key to the extensive regeneration of the local area. It sits centrally in the regeneration area, forming a key part of the masterplan, and has an eye-catching frontage which celebrates learning.
This modern education space uses our integral finger guard throughout – keeping children’s fingers safe without compromising on aesthetics, while being durable enough to last in a high traffic school environment.
Decorated with the Local Authority Building Control Excellence Award in 2018, the school is set around a central ‘heart space’ which provides a range of uses to aid learning, as well as provide space for community groups when school is out. According to the architects, the spiral staircase in the heart space is a focal point – “specifically chosen for the children to use and enjoy, given many live in run down housing estates where stair cores are of poor quality”.
Classroom areas cluster around the heart space and external courtyard, providing access around the school, and offering breakout areas, group rooms and access to external learning spaces which are integrated into the first floor terraces.
The outside space includes a flood-lit games area, allowing for extended community and school use during late afternoons and evenings in wintertime. Plus the large roof terrace provides space to grow fruit, vegetables and plants.
Our integral finger guards are ideal for new builds and major refurbishments and have been used on several projects designed by Haverstock Associates – including Livity SEN School in London Borough of Lambeth.
They are also used regularly by London Borough of Southwark, including Southwark Park Primary School and six others as part of the recent batch constructed by Galliford Try and Morgan Sindall.
At the heart of their refurbishment process, Sheffield Children’s Hospital wanted to seamlessly balance safety with homeliness, creating a non-institutional environment for children of all ages. Naturally, the Trust chose to install our integral finger guards (Alumax).
This cutting-edge school uses our integral (Alumax) and retrofit (Alufast) finger guards as part of Nottingham City Council's commitment to deliver sustainability, safety and life cost savings through carefully selected products.
To combat a tough combination of high user traffic and high moisture content, our integral finger guards were installed throughout this award-winning leisure centre. Their discrete nature also matched the Pod's exterior which was designed to blend in seamlessly with its natural surroundings.