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Case Study

wheatley park school

Project Brief

Wheatley Park School

Turnkey Refurbishment

School type: Academy Converter
Education Phase: Senior
Gender: Mixed
Local authority: Oxfordshire
Age range: 11 – 18

Wheatley Park School

Holton was a manorial village up until 1913 with an archaeological history going back to  the Neolithic times. The school takes full advantage of this long and varied history, and the Arts Centre is itself the Regency Manor House that was completed in 1808 by Elisha Biscoe.

In more recent times a grammar school was founded  in 1949 for east Oxfordshire and then in 1971 Wheatley Park Comprehensive School was opened. This site was the Upper School for students from the ages of 14-18 and the Shotover School in Wheatley was the Lower School for students aged 11-14. In the early 1980’s the school was then moved onto the Holton Site with many new and re-furbished buildings being built.

This project at Wheatley Park School consisted of a complete turnkey project of two new science classrooms and a prep room, there was a strong emphasis on cost and both classrooms and prep room had to be provided for within the budget constraints of the school.

Building works required the removal of walls and installation of new M&E services to the rooms. CORIAN worktops were chosen for the main lab benches and melamine work surfaces for the school tables to help reduce costs. The project was completed within the 4 weeks allocated.

The project comprised of

  • Removal of existing furniture and services.
  • Removal of wall.
  • New Suspended Ceiling and Lighting.
  • Preparation and Decoration.
  • Installation of Polyflor Vinyl.
  • Manufacture and Installation of Furniture, using the InterFocus ‘H’ Frame System, to support CORIAN work surfaces to the Prep and Teaching Areas.
  • Laminate worktops to pupil desks.
  • Installation of new Mechanical and Electrical Services.
  • Installation of two Fume Cupboards