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From render to reality...

WF Education’s Design Team were asked to join a video call by BCP Council (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) who were in the process of building/delivering the new Hillbourne Primary School. We were asked to showcase our abilities to design and install a library and learning space for children aged between 4 – 11 years old. 

We created the first layout from an initial brief from the Council and refined our design collaboratively, incorporating the committee’s feedback and ideas. 

From these rendered visual concepts and video design consultations, the Council had the confidence to place the order with us and the whole stage was completed virtually! 

From render…

…to reality !

Designed using our versatile Everna™ range of furniture specific for educational spaces, the room combined runs of age-appropriate height shelving, browser boxes, cosy nooks and dens and collaborative worktables. 

The space was divided into two spaces for younger and older readers – so we designed the space to appeal to both.

The desking in each area is age-specific (530mm high for the younger ones, 590mm for the older ones), which was combined with writable surfaces to encourage creativity and group work. 

The committee was clear that they wanted the children to be able to see and browse the book stock easily and not be overwhelmed by volume, in answer, we incorporated plenty of face-out display shelving into the space.

To complete the natural feel of the design we added tree stump cushions and bark/daisy rugs and provided tree graphic panels above the shelving. The bean bags and wobble stools were supplied in greens/greys to tie in with the theme.  

The cleverly designed Everna™ range of bays can be designed and delivered simply, ordered easily and can be installed on-site within a few days, into refurbished or new build spaces. 

‘The library at Hillbourne was installed just before Christmas. Many thanks to your team for arranging it and for the operative who carried out the work. I am very impressed by all that he achieved in two days!!

Jason Moors – Asset Planning, Management and Systems Officer, Hillbourne Primary School 

WF Education works with clients in the Primary sector to design and install the engaging and exciting library and learning spaces that children want to be in.

Talk to us about your next project. Your space. Your design.

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