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Parkgate School

Reception Toilets: Value £30,000

The business manager approached us for a quotation and advice on upgrading the reception area toilets. We submitted a scheme including building regs submission. The school organized the asbestos survey and on this occasion a structural engineer was not required.

Originally the toilets had two entrances and they liked the idea of retaining one entrance and forming a cupboard at the other end. Finding storage space in schools, seems to go down well.

The scheme was carried out during term time phased to complete one toilet at a time. A new external permanent doorway was created in one of the toilets to ensure safe segregation of the working area from the children.

 
Parkgate School Toilet prior to refurbishment - F Geo Robinson Parkgate School Toilets refurbished by F Geo Robinson, Coventry
Wash areas as they existed Refurbished wash areas
Parkgate School Toilet Cubicles prior to refurbishment - F Geo Robinson Parkgate School Toilet Cubicles refurbished by F Geo Robinson, Coventry
Existing 1960's style toilets Refurbished toilet provision, bang up to date

We installed new suspended ceiling and an energy saving brighter lighting scheme, solved condensation problems by putting a ventilation system in, replacing windows and insulating the new ceiling.

Redecoration, flooring and cubicle colours were the schools decision. As conservative builders, we like Magnolia and white, so it all felt a bit risky when the colour scheme was first proposed. However we now think the colour scheme is stunning.

What the kids said

Some of the children were fearful of the dark entrance, which also had a feel of being cold.It is no longer a fearfull dark entrance.

On completion one of our operatives Peter Blair heard one of the children say “Wow these are really nice”  Peter says it was the best part of the job to see the reaction of the children.

What the school said  

'It was a risky decision for the school to undertake this type of project during term time. F Geo Robinson were conscious of causing the least disruption possible to the running of the school and rose to the challenge. I thought that the company themselves and the sub-contractors that worked with them were high quality and had a good working relationship with each other . The safety of the children and staff took priority at all times. Their knowledge and experience of working in a school environment was evident. The project was completed on time and within budget. I appreciated the advice and support I was given by Martyn Blair with the conversion of the toilets.
Everyone is delighted with the end result especially the children with their bright and cheerful new toilets and washrooms.'
Chris Cana

Testimonial from Chris Cana,  School Business Manager