One of the largest ever developments for Northumberland County Council, the new Ponteland campus is home to a community of 52 nursery pupils, 420 primary school pupils, and 1600 secondary school students.
Built by Kier Construction, the campus was designed to benefit both the pupils and students as well as the wider local community. Alongside the schools, there is a café, a sports bar, a library, and a leisure centre with a four-court sports hall. There is also a six-lane swimming pool, indoor cricket nets, virtual cycling studio, soft play area, and a spa & gym.
Sangwin Educational Furniture Ltd was awarded the contract by Kier to carry out the consultancy, manufacture and installation of the furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) throughout the school. Part of their goal was to create the best possible environments for students.
Craig Hardy, Managing Director at Sangwin Educational Furniture Ltd
"With the help of our trusted supply chain partners including KI we were able to provide samples quickly to enable decisions to be made on styles & colours. With a project of this size it's imperative that the agreed delivery dates are coordinate. We found that with KI, nothing was too much trouble. We've developed an excellent relationship with the team over the years and this relationship has been a big part of our success. Long may it continue."
Postura+ Chairs: KI's iconic Postura+ one piece chair was chosen in a variety of sizes and colours including Lime Zest, Ash Grey and Tangerine Fizz for the classrooms, library, and break-out spaces in the schools.
Ergonomically designed to promote good posture, the chairs are made with 100% recyclable high impact-resistant polypropylene, and are stain-resistant.
Postura+ stools were used for the science labs and Postura+ Task Chairs in the ICT rooms.
Maestro HD Stacking Chairs: Maestro chairs were specified for various spaces throughout the school where their lightweight, durable and high-density stackable design was required.
Stacking up to 10 on the floor, increasing to 38 chairs on its dolly, Maestro chairs make the perfect solution for spaces that need to be flexible.
Date - 2020
End user - Nursery, primary and secondary school pupils, and the wider community
Project Type - New facility
Project Partner - Sangwin Educational Furniture, https://sangwin.co.uk/