Cleeve Park School in Sidcup, Kent, embarked on a major refurbishment of its students’ washroom facilities. It involved demolishing the existing male and female toilets and building a single unisex facility.
The remodelled area required new flooring and a boosted water system as well as modern, stylish fixtures and fittings. With years of experience in washroom design and refurbishment, Interfix was selected to carry-out the renovation during the school holidays.
To encourage a sense of wellbeing among users, it was important to create a welcoming environment within the new 150m2 washroom area. This was achieved by providing open access to the washroom via a school corridor. Increasing the sanitary area’s visibility allowed staff to spot instances of bullying or antisocial behaviour more easily.
To deter vandalism, a laminate ceiling was installed in the toilets, with sensors fitted above cubicles to alert staff to smoking. The cubicles, made of durable, solid-grade laminate, included a 20mm gap at the base to help eliminate episodes of antisocial behaviour.
With the long-term performance of the washroom very-much at the forefront of its design, circular, stainless steel wash troughs – capable of withstanding wear-and-tear – were specified. These were augmented by sensor-controlled taps; an energy-saving measure which will not only help the school cut its energy costs, it will reduce its long-term carbon footprint.
Having specified product-type and quantity, Interfix completed the washroom’s full refurbishment within the school’s strict six-week deadline to the client’s full satisfaction.
Cleeve Park School was presented with a safe, stylish unisex washroom for the start of the new term. Its user-friendly layout and the durability of its high-quality features will ensure it retains a comfortable, non-threatening air for a long time to come.
- Structural Reconfiguration
- Complete Underground Waste Drainage System
- Full Height Cubicle System in Solid Grade Laminate
- Stainless Steel Wash Islands
- PIR Activated Lighting
- PIR Activated Extraction System
- Smoking Alarm With LED Lighting And Loudspeaker Message
- Anti Graffiti Laminate Divisions
- Water Tank and Pressure Pump System
- Anti-slip Vinyl Flooring
- Suspended Ceiling
- New External Windows
"We had a large scale redesign of our main school toilet block. Several companies tendered for the project, but Interfix were the only ones who appeared to fully understand the demands of a toilet block in a large secondary school.
"Their designs were innovative, creating an open access toilet facility for our mixed gender school while still complying with all regulations. Part of the project was to convert one toilet area to a learning space, which has produced a very good environment for pupils and staff.
"Products and workmanship were of a high quality. The feedback from our students has been excellent! We are really pleased with the end result which has transformed this area of the school."