Life Build employed Klick Technology for the FF&E on a recent project at Northwood College. They co-ordinated the product development and laboratory furniture installation for 10 laboratories in the new science block. Their designers sourced specific fittings to complement the Velstone worktops and the industrial aesthetic required by the school. Klick’s site team had a very positive mindset and were adaptable when working with other trades. They kept to the programme and the quality of their work is first class. The project went very well and the College are delighted with the end product. We will be talking to Klick about further collaborations.
Life Build Solutions were looking for a partner to supply the specialist science lab furniture for the prestigious new science block at Northwood College. Klick won the tender process and set about developing the furniture to suit the light, bright contemporary building envisaged by the college which was to “provide girls with the ultimate STEAM learning and discovery environment.”
The new science block was to have a modern industrial look combining the use of glass, exposed ducting and concrete. The labs needed to reflect this style and the college opted for Velstone worktops and fascia mounted sockets to accentuate the clean lines. Satin chrome gas and water outlets were installed which complement the industrial design. Neutral furniture with chrome recessed handles and details such as contrast charcoal trays all add to the smart appearance of the new laboratories.
The junior laboratory furniture was designed to be at the lower height of 770mm, although the teachers desk is standard height. The pods are a bespoke shape based on a hexagon and each has a domed power module positioned centrally.
The cranked island layout adopted in the senior labs required fully customised steel work and cabinetry. Storage was a key consideration in order to keep the labs looking uncluttered. Cupboards were located around the perimeter and on the rear of the island benches. Additional tray storage is located in the prep rooms and under the perimeter benching.
There was great communication with Life Build throughout the project and our site team liaised closely with their site manager to ensure our installation was completed to programme.