Food & Nutrition Room caters for increased student demand

Nottingham High School is a leading independent school for students aged 4 – 18 years old. Founded in 1513, it is more than 500 years old and still providing students with an excellent, well–rounded education, giving them the skills to ensure they will have the best possible start to their future careers.

The Brief

In November 2019 due to an increase in popularity of Food and Nutrition among students, the schools’ architect approached Innova Design Group to design and quote a full turnkey refurbishment of an underused ICT room into a modern Food and Nutrition space.

The brief was to create a dual purpose layout that could be used for both practical and theory based work as well providing an overall spacious and engaging interior for students to study in.

The Solution

Working closely with the school, Innova provided a full turnkey solution included the careful removal of old classroom furniture, installation of all services (gas, electrics and plumbing) a new low slip vinyl flooring, new suspended ceiling and lighting, as well as brand new Extraction and Air Conditioning systems.  All services were concealed to improve workplace safety and to ensure the room worked for its users.

For the Food & Nutrition room, to enhance the space Innova developed a customized central feature unit with a flowing worktop form containing ‘hot pockets’ in the corners of the unit.  A new Epson AV system with screens positioned around the room aids student’s comprehension and retention through the use of sound, pictures and video.

The new open space improves classroom management and allows teachers to communicate with all students easily, giving them greater control over their learning environment.

Workspaces have been installed with durable easily maintained Trespa surfaces and plenty of storage around the room from cupboards to overhead cabinets, house equipment and resources keeping the space clutter-free.

To meet the Equality Legislation in the UK, a DDA compliant work space was fitted seamlessly within the design. A rise and fall desk with integrated services (sink and hob) was installed alongside a tall oven unit with a side hinged door. This ensures that any requirements for disabled students was catered for allowing every pupil to partake in all parts of the Food and Nutrition curriculum.

The new Food and Nutrition room was opened by 2019 Masterchef Professionals winner and former Nottingham High School student Laurence Henry. The new space is definitely inspiring and educating the next generation of foodies and chefs!


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