Laboratory furniture systems that get a ‘wow’ from students & staff!

Francis Holland Sloane Square is a leading London independent day school for girls aged 4-18.  The school offers students’ an outstanding experience of learning and culture and enables every pupil to reach their full potential through a combination of small teaching groups and well qualified and committed teachers.  The school’s aim is to provide an excellent, balanced education within a supportive, friendly and happy community. 

In a competitive and evolving world, Francis Holland not only encourage pupils’ to achieve the highest standards in all areas of the curriculum but also develop student’s skills of creativity, flexibility, foster intuition and resilience and  to nurture empathy and courage.

The Brief

In 2018, as part of their on-going development, the school planned to upgrade their science facilities as they were in need of modernisation and to accommodate increasing class sizes.  Innova was approached by the Facilities Director to design and quote for the full turnkey refurbishment of their laboratories including flooring, electrics, plumbing and gas, decoration and installation of furniture.

"The new Lab facilities get a "WOW" from students and staff!

Steve Vincent , Facilities Director

Following a competitive tender process, Innova was appointed to deliver the new cutting-edge Laboratories based on a flexible package which allowed the school to include or exclude elements within the scope of work and having a single point of contact throughout the project from the initial site visit to sign off.

The Solution

The old laboratories have been completely overhauled and now feature a peninsular layout. which supports a flexible environment for both theory and practical work. Every pupil faces the front of the room, the teacher can circulate freely, providing a more collaborative approach to learning.

A teachers demonstration area provides the perfect platform for experiments to take place.

To help Francis Holland further maximise the space available in each lab, both perimeter benching and the work benches were fitted with storage, providing students with instant access to equipment.

High quality, low maintenance materials such as Velstone solid surface guarantee the longevity and good looks across the new laboratories, creating a modern yet timeless feel to a science department designed to inspire future generations of scientists.

The new state-of-the-art labs provide a brighter more modern space that supports current teaching methods with the added flexibility to cope with changing class sizes. Now technology, through smartboards/ teaching walls are an integral part of lessons and support the efficient delivery of the subject matter.


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