Weatherhead High School canteen case study
Weatherhead High School is a single sex girls' academy school with mixed Sixth Form, located in Merseyside, England in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. The school wanted to transform their canteen from an institutional dining room into a fun and enjoyable dining area for their students, whilst retaining an easy to manage and clean space.
Dams worked together with customer David Ford Enterprises on the project to refurbish the high school’s existing canteen space with a new, bespoke furniture scheme. The challenge for Dams was to create a modern, space efficient solution which would provide the required number of seats to cope with the lunchtime rush, but at the same time achieving an environment that would be refreshing and an inspirational dining setting for pupils. There was also the issue of addressing the high levels of noise and traffic when using the space at peak times.
Any school canteen area should be a desirable and hygienic place to sit, eat and socialise. Dams proposed an eclectic mix of dining furniture solutions with our Slab versatile table and bench combination units, complemented with Gecko dining chairs and tables with matching poseur tables and stools to create a colourful, sleek and modern theme. Dams in-house space planning team also created designs and floor plans to best suit the needs of the space.
The Slab table and bench combination makes a real visual impact, with its stylish, chunky laminated top and leg panels that make it stand out in any canteen setting. Fabric seat pads in 4 colours to match the Gecko dining chairs were added to make them more comfortable for pupils. The chic Gecko dining chairs and stools have a turtle shell design which is designed for maximum comfort and durability due to the easy clean curvaceous shape. Gecko seating is available in orange, red, blue and anthracite colour options for a fun and easy match with any decorating style, and together with the dining tables, offer a contemporary layer of style to any dining space.
Combining a diverse range of group dining table and bench sets with circular tables and stackable chairs, together with poseur tables and stools provided a very durable and flexible seating solution for this school canteen furniture scheme and it was all achieved within budget.
Dams delivery and installation team were very helpful and flexible working with the school to achieve the agreed installation deadline in the school holidays. When the staff returned from the holidays they commented on how well the furniture works within in the new space and how much they loved the new colour scheme. Feedback from the students has also been positive with many commenting how much they now enjoy eating their lunch in their modern, new dining space and spending some quality time socialising with their friends.
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