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Assa Abloy supplies school project

A range of products from Assa Abloy has been specified for a Northampton primary school undergoing a £4.2 million refurbishment

Posted by Dave Higgitt | December 12, 2014 | Supplier News

Barton Seagrave School is a co-educational primary school in Kettering for children aged from four to eleven and will provide 630 places for pupils when building concludes. The key stage one and two school buildings have been amalgamated, providing new opportunities for flexible group learning, as well as communal areas for community groups and after-school clubs, creating an integrated, vibrant learning environment.

GSSArchitecture has specified Assa Abloy’s timber doorsets for the project. Educational establishments require some of the greatest durability ratings of any doorset installation, and Assa Abloy’s timber doorsets fulfil requirements outlined in the government’s best design practice for schools.

In addition, DC500 CAM-motion door closers have been installed, providing a low opening force. This allows ease of access, as well as adhering to the equality act (EA) – specifically BS 8300 and approved document M (ADM) of the building regulations, ensuring that buildings will be fit for a range of users, including children and those with disabilities.

GSSArchitecture has also retrofitted Assa cylinders in an existing masterkey suite at the school, as they are adjustable and easily installed. All components are manufactured from high-quality materials ensuring a high degree of reliability and durability.

Assa Abloy stainless steel door furniture and Assa modular locks were also supplied for the building project.

Chris Chapman of GSSArchitecture said: “GSSArchitecture were appointed to provide proposals to increase the capacity of Barton Seagrave Infant and Junior Schools. The solution included major refurbishment and extensions to amalgamate two separate buildings to create a single primary school building and increase the capacity from a two-form entry of 420 pupils to a three-form entry of 630 pupils. In doing this, it created the opportunity to address a number of issues with the existing buildings and grounds, including a more welcoming arrival experience and increased, more efficient car parking facilities. A live school environment meant the works needed a phased approach and careful planning to secure the safety of all its occupants.

“It is important to provide the right level of security and safety in schools, while at the same time maintaining a welcoming learning environment for pupils. Products from Assa Abloy are reliable, durable and will therefore stand the test of time.”

Allan Thomson of Assa Abloy said: “We have extensive experience when it comes to supplying schools, and the safety of children is always a priority. We ensure that we offer products suitable for the protection of youngsters and are glad to hear that the children of Barton Seagrave Primary school are settling in well and have been enjoying working in the newly refurbished areas.”

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