Witley Jones Furniture have completed a design and installation project at Blackminster Middle School alongside architecture firm Jacobs.
Jacobs were involved from the feasibility stage of the project which was orchestrated by the county council. Jacobs identified the specialist classrooms as a focus for the refurbishment over a phased project which started in the Summer of 2018 and completed in February 2019.
The Witley Jones Furniture team were involved from the initial design stage of the classrooms alongside Jacobs and staff at Blackminster Middle School. This was vital to ensure that all pieces of furniture were designed to meet their exacting needs and future proof each of the classrooms.
The food technology room was split into two distinct areas – preparation and cooking area alongside a space to brief and speak to the students. This created a space where they could gather around an interactive board.
With safety at the forefront of thinking with regard to the DT room, fixed powered equipment was down the one side of the classroom in order for teachers to be able to monitor all students one area of the room.
Lorna Button, Head Teacher, Blackminster Middle School has this to say:
"It was a very positive experience working alongside Witley Jones, who provided clear and frequent communication throughout the project. The team were prompt and courteous. The design of the laboratories and technology rooms ensured that we have future proofed the spaces to meet Secondary School specifications."
"They are a professional organisation that always delivered on time. Witley Jones were a pleasure to work with."
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