Southernsbroadstock furnished a brand-new building for Watling Academy, a secondary school in Milton Keynes, to create interiors that reflected the institute’s forward-thinking attitude and desire to provide an engaging scholastic environment.

The brief was to design a setting that would motivate and inspire students whilst offering modern facilities that would foster pride in the school. Using contemporary furniture styled in the school colours, we delivered a fit-out that would facilitate learning, whilst also ensuring interiors would feel welcoming, uplifting and vibrant.

Why choose us?

As a Department of Education framework supplier with extensive experience, our tender stood out due to product cost and qualitative responses, allowing the Academy to achieve their objectives and meet their budget requirements. Once the tender was awarded, we undertook further discussions with Watling Academy so they could ask any further questions and be confident they were dealing with a company they would feel comfortable with. After getting to know our team, they were eager to get the project underway.

The brief

A key specification for the school was that the furniture should be in keeping with the fresh feeling of the building and complement the bright and airy classroom spaces. The new building required a mixture of general teaching space furniture, along with specialist furnishings such as a fume cupboard for the science department and benches for the Design & Technology rooms. Taking this into account, we developed a visualisation of their space to maximise its potential and set to work delivering a complete solution for the interior of the new build.

The result

Southernsbroadstock provided an internally managed fit-out from start to finish, from initial concept to installation. The science laboratories were completed to complement a whole suite of specialist equipment including gas taps, sinks and electrical outlets, while technology rooms were furnished with benches that integrated vices for practical work. As well as versatile stackable furniture for classrooms, we also fully outfitted the school’s dining area, reception and installed extensive library shelving.

All of the objectives were met with interiors ready for use the moment Watling Academy opens its doors to students.

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