Carre’s Grammar School – Learning Resource Centre

The Brief

The Learning Resource Centre within the school currently seated 30 students, however the tables were too long and narrow, it did not ultilise the space to the fullest and made the space appear small. The school wanted to change the layout and the shape of the tables in order to break up the space as it was becoming problematic getting students in there. They also had a specific IT requirement that students could use whilst sat at the desk.

Carre’s Grammar School did not have a previous relationship with TOP-TEC and were actively looking for a new furniture supplier that could provide a solution for the space problem they were having. TOP-TEC had contacted the School promoting the furniture range, the extensive range that TOP-TEC offered caught the attention of the school especially due to TOP-TEC’s ability to build furniture specifically to the customers requirements. A meeting then followed to discuss the project.

The Solution

After multiple discussions of the various Workspace furniture TOP-TEC could provide, three Forum Teamwork Desks that featured rounded edges with a total of six seats each desk were supplied. This was a customised version of the Forum Desk designed to fulfill the key criteria set out by the school. The rounded edges were designed to take up less space and allow students and teachers to move freely around the tables.

For each seat there was a discreet panel built into the worktop to create a complete work surface, which reveals a screen, keyboard and mouse. Each screen was supplied with a mounting bracket for a thin HP screen. The desk is transformed from a writing desk to a IT station at the pull of a lever.

The Forum Desks enabled the school to maximise the space of the Learning Resource Centre by housing all the equipment within the desk and having several desks as opposed to one large one. The dynamic desks encourages collaboration and interaction between students.

Key Features & Benefits of Forum Desk:

  • Ideal collaboration space for IT and nonIT purposes
  • Transforms from an IT workspace to a writing desk in seconds
  • Versatile panel conceals screen, keyboard and mouse
  • Electric or manual versatile operation
  • Choice of shape, style and seating capacity
  • Integrated security for IT equipment