Dane Court Grammar School
Three Stannah 13-person Maxilift MRLi passenger lifts are providing vital access for all in this mixed, 11-18 grammar school for 1,200 students. Founded in 1957 and an Ofsted 2007 outstanding school in all areas, Dane Court is also a Specialist Language College and was awarded the Intermediate International Schools Award in 2006. A Maxilift provides access over two storeys in the new Sports Hall, with a similar model operating between three floors in the totally refurbished North Wing housing the Humanities, Geography and Maths departments. Another Maxilift operates over three storeys in the Heart area of a new building which accommodates Food Technology, Graphics, C.D.T., I.C.T., Sciences and English, a library and offices.
St Georges Church of England Foundation School
Two 13-person Maxilift MRLi passenger lifts are also providing access for all in this mixed, 11-18 Business & Enterprise secondary school for 1,200 students opened by the Bishop of Dover in 2010. A Maxilift provides access over two storeys in the new multi-functional atrium, or Heart, area of the school; with a sister model operating between two floors in the technology area.
Building Schools for the Future
Part of the Building Schools for the Future initiative a £55 billion school buildings investment programme that was axed just 6 years into an estimated 15-20 year lifespan Dane Court and St Georges were radically transformed in 2010 at a total cost of circa £43 million.
Working with Kier Regional
The key contractor for the BSF schools in this area is Kier Regional, part of the Kier Group a leading construction, development and service group specialising in building and civil engineering, support services, public and private house building, property development and the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Kier Regional offers a wide network of UK construction businesses which combines local knowledge with national presence enabling it to respond to a wide range of markets and sectors. Stannah has worked in partnership with Kier Regional on numerous projects. This ongoing alliance, together with sound experience of providing lifts for the education sector, has ensured that both Dane Court and St Georges are fit for the 21st century.
Main contractor, Kier Regional, specified the hydraulic, wall-mounted Maxilift MRLi for its economical style and rugged reliability. With full-height headroom, downlighter-effect ceiling and half-height mirror, it is available in a choice of neutral colour schemes, with a number of optional extras which can be added to enhance the interior finish.
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