Between 2009 and 2011, Nottingham City Council (NCC) invested £18 million to deliver primary school buildings fit for the 21st century through their award-winning LEP.
At the heart of this transformation, and the Bestwood Park community within which it sits, is Robin Hood Primary School. The
school, which caters for 420 pupils aged 7 to 11 and has a 60 place nursery, benefited from a £2.8 million investment through the Primary Capital Programme (PCP). Construction began in January 2010 and was largely completed in May 2011.
The design team of Peter Hemphill (NCC Design Manager), David Wilcock (Capita Symonds Architect) and Andrew Sharp (Head Teacher) developed a bold vision for the school:
The design team, against a back drop of 40% budgetary cuts, made savings by clever use of materials such as 100% recycled agricultural cladding and – even more significantly going against “single storey” tradition.
Crosslet House Care Home is a fit-for-purpose facility designed to create a less clinical living environment for residents with dementia and includes the use of our integral finger guards.
Commended as "light, bright, straightforwardly organised and carefully detailed" by the Architects' Journal, Bellenden Primary School is the latest in a long line of schools that Cottrell and Vermuelen has completed for the Borough - and one of many new build schools to use our integral finger guards.
At the heart of their refurbishment process, Sheffield Children’s Hospital wanted to seamlessly balance safety with homeliness, creating a non-institutional environment for children of all ages. Naturally, the Trust chose to install our integral finger guards (Alumax).