Kitting out the city schools of the future
education: A Melton business has completed the installation of more than £1m of furniture at two of the latest Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects.
Claughtons Office Equipment Limited installed a range of furniture and fixed classroom fittings at the £27m Andrew Marvel College and the £10m Oakfield Special School, both in east Hull.
David Claughton, a director at the company, said: "Both projects went very well and I am confident we met the needs of both schools.
"Our teams worked with the architects, the construction firm and the schools to make sure we delivered schemes and installations which were perfectly suited to the specifications and the needs of the students."
The two schools have been built by Morgan Sindall, which is part of the Hull Esteem Consortium – also made up of Sewell Group and Robertons Capital – and was appointed by Hull City Council to complete the majority of the £400m BSF scheme.
Specialist teams from Claughtons designed, fitted-out and installed furniture for classrooms, teaching spaces, social spaces, reception areas, dining rooms and technology rooms at Oakfield School.
The company also built and fitted furniture in the residential area of the school.
At Andrew Marvel College, the company provided furniture again for classroom, other teaching spaces, social spaces, receptions, technology rooms and dining areas but also installed science labs.
Mr Claughton said: "We have worked with Morgan Sindall on other schemes within the BSF project, such as Winifred Holtby and Tweendykes and Archbishop Sentamu Academy, and it has been an excellent opportunity for both companies."