“Too many books, not enough shelves”. Each classroom has different requirements. Depending on the ages of the pupils the layout and the requirements of the rooms will differ.
We work with all types of schools in the educational system: Elementary Schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges, Universities, Dance Schools, Evening Schools, Schools for Special Needs and others.
Nurseries – think storage and floor space
The younger pupils will benefit from colourful displays and storage. There will be play areas with for example sand and water play equipment to keep the little ones entertained. And a larger, easy to clean floor space to play with toys that at the end of the day will have to be stored away somewhere.
Schools – think learning space
The older pupils will not need that much floor space but will need desks and chairs. There will be more pupils per classroom though, so this space will also easily be filled.
The average classroom in the UK has a minimum of 72 square feet of windows. It is important to have such an amount of windows to ensure a good supply of daylight to enter the room. But all together this does not leave a lot of space for furniture and wall displays.
Many schools use printed posters to display curriculum-based topics. This often takes up most of the available wall space. To keep wall space free, these displays can also be printed on blinds. Which will then free up space for furniture against the walls.
Higher education – think equipment
Instead of piling boxes and learning equipment on top of cabinets, you could use built-in furniture to optimize the space you have. The ceilings are often fairly high. By fitting floor to ceiling shelves and/or cabinets, for example, you can create a large amount of storage space. The top part will be a little harder to reach, but use that for items you do not use on a daily basis. And have the items used regularly within an easy reach.
Of course, this is not exclusively applicable to classrooms, but also to any of the other educational areas, such as libraries, storage rooms, laboratories really anywhere where space is at a premium.
Please feel free to contact us to find out how we can help you make more of your space.